鈥淚t isn鈥檛 money that does the real things,鈥?she said, after a few meditative puffs. 鈥淭o hear an American say so must sound strange to your English ears. You believe, I know, that Americans make money an Almighty God that can work any miracles over man and natural forces that you please. But it isn鈥檛 so. The miracles, such as they are, that America has performed, have been due to the naked human soul. Money has come as an accident or an accretion and has helped things along. We have a saying which you may have heard: 鈥楳oney talks.鈥?That鈥檚 just it. It talks. But the soul has had to act first. Money had nothing to do with American Independence. It was the soul of George Washington. It wasn鈥檛 money that invented the phonograph. It was the soul of the train newsboy Edison. It wasn鈥檛 money that brought into being the original Cornelius Vanderbilt. It was the soul of the old ferryman that divined the power of steam both on sea and land a hundred years ago, and accidentally or incidentally or logically or what you please, founded the Vanderbilt fortune. I could go on for ever with instances from my own country鈥攊nstances that every school-child knows. In the eyes of the world the Almighty Dollar may seem to rule America 鈥攂ut every thinking American knows in his heart of hearts that the Almighty Dollar is but an accidental symbol of the Almighty soul of man. And it鈥檚 the soul that we鈥檙e proud of and that keeps the nation together. All this more or less was at the back of my mind when I said where there鈥檚 a soul there鈥檚 a way.鈥? "It turned out there was a lot to learn about running a store. And, of course, what really drove Sam wasthat competition across the streetJohn Dunham over at the Sterling Store. Sam was always over therechecking on John. Always. Looking at his prices, looking at his displays, looking at what was going on. We know that our anticsour company cheers or our songs or my hulacan sometimes be pretty corny,or hokey. We couldn't care less. Sure, it's a little strange for a vice president to dress in pink tights and along blond wig and ride a white horse around the Bentonville town square, as Charlie Self did in 1987,after he lost a Saturday morning meeting bet that December sales wouldn't top $1.3 billion. And it is oddfor a former executive like Ron Loveless to come out of retirement at every year-end meeting andpresent his annual LEIR report, the Loveless Economic Indicator Report, based on the number of edibledead chickens found on the roadsidewith charts and graphs and the whole bit. (The harder times are,the fewer edibles you find on the roadside.)Maybe it is a little hokey to surprise your president with the gift of a live pig, but that's what a Sam'sClub crew did to David Glass at one meeting to kick off a sales competition with a football theme. Theytold him they had planned to give him a pigskin, then decided, what the heck, why not leave the pig in it. 中文字幕免费视频不卡,一道本不卡免费高清字幕在线,免费不卡中文字幕视频免费视频无卡 P. WRIGHT, Esq.