JIM WALTON: I'm not saying every company should necessarily be as chintzy as Wal-Mart. Everybody's not in thediscount business, consumed by trying to save every possible dollar for their customers. But I wonder if alot of these companies wouldn't do just as well if their executives lived a little more like real folks. A lot ofpeople think it's crazy of me to fly coach whenever I go on a commercial flight, and maybe I do overdo ita little bit. But I feel like it's up to me as a leader to set an example. It's not fair for me to ride one wayand ask everybody else to ride another way. The minute you do that, you start building resentment andyour whole team idea begins to strain at the seams. 最新加勒比一本道综合 As helpful as that franchise program was to an eager-to-learn twenty-seven-year-old kid, ButlerBrothers wanted us to do things literally by the booktheir book. They really didn't allow their franchiseesmuch discretion. The merchandise was assembled inChicago,St. Louis, orKansas City. They told mewhat merchandise to sell, how much to sell it for, and how much they would sell it to me for. They toldme that their selection of merchandise was what the customers expected. They also told me I had to buyat least 80 percent of my merchandise from them, and if I did, I would get a rebate at year-end. If Iwanted to make a 6 or 7 percent net profit, they told me I would have to hire so much help and do somuch advertising. This is how most franchises work.