"Sam just kept pushing and pushing and pushing. Every week, every meeting, he'd talk about greeters. Back then it was mostly a bond house. Jack, by the way, was the fellow who had come in andsuccessfully developed that Little Rock shopping center after I failed. So Mike Smith drove up toBentonville. We were still in those old three rooms of offices over the lawyer's office and the barbershopon the square. I remember Mike climbing those stairs. He is a bit of a renegade himselfhe has a lot oforiginal ideasand during our conversation that day, he planted the seed that maybe we really were doingwell enough to go public, that is, to issue stock in the company and sell it to the public. started out as a pure neophyte, learned his trade, swept the floor, kept the books, trimmed the windows,weighed the candy, rung the cash register, installed the fixtures, remodeled the stores, built anorganization of this size and quality, and kept on doing it right up to the end because they enjoyed it somuch. No one that I know of has done it that way. I tore you from my heart and buried you for ever. PHIL GREEN: 黄色影院-影院在线-黄的在线的影院 My feeling is that just because we work so hard, we don't have to go around with long faces all the time,taking ourselves seriously, pretending we're lost in thought over weighty problems. At Wal-Mart, if youhave some important business problem on your mind, you should be bringing it out in the open at aFriday morning session called the merchandising meeting or at the Saturday morning meeting, so we canall try to solve it together. But while we're doing all this work, we like to have a good time. It's sort of a"whistle while you work" philosophy, and we not only have a heck of a good time with it, we work betterbecause of it. We build spirit and excitement. We capture the attention of our folks and keep theminterested, simply because they never know what's coming next. We break down barriers, which helps uscommunicate better with one another. And we make our people feel part of a family in which no one istoo important or too puffed up to lead a cheer or be the butt of a jokeor the target in apersimmon-seed-spitting contest. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. We're big. Really big. That's not something I like to focus on.