I don't know how the folks around our executive offices see me, and I know they get frustrated with theway I make everybody go back and forth on so many issues that come up. But I see myself as being alittle more inclined than most of them are to take chances. On something like the Kuhn's decision, I try toplay a "what-if" game with the numbersbut it's generally my gut that makes the final decision. If it feelsright, I tend to go for it, and if it doesn't, I back off. Rob WaltonChairman, Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville, Arkansas May 1992 A: I have a regular feature in Harper's. I do one large drawing each month, with a caption. 广西快3开奖走势图 Rob WaltonChairman, Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville, Arkansas May 1992 So we feel pretty good about what we've done up until now. But I do realize there's a bigger issue atstake here, and I've been doing a lot of thinking on it lately. As a family, we've been in the planning stagesof how we want to leverage our resources for a while now, but really the serious business of getting itdone will begin after I'm gone. Helen and I expect that an amount at least equal to our share of the familyassets will go to nonprofit organizations over a number of years. What does this mean, James? asked Mrs. Errington, with much emphasis, and wide-open eyes. James did not know what it meant. He did not apparently much care, either. He had never been on very friendly terms with the Erringtons (having, indeed, come but seldom in contact with them during all the time they had lived under the same roof with him), and had, perhaps, been a little jealous in his sullen, silent way, of their petting of Rhoda. At all events, on the present occasion, he was not communicative nor very civil. He had performed his father's behests, and he knew nothing more. His father was not coming back home just yet. And James volunteered the opinion that he didn't mean to come back until Mrs. Errington should be gone. Don't you think you a little exaggerate her tenderness, Mr. Powell? Persons capable of strong feelings themselves are apt to attribute all sorts of sentiments to very wooden-hearted creatures. Screenwriter for Popeye the Sailor Raul wraps the cloak around himself and heads out of the dressing room. It's not exactly an orphanage, but a temporary home for girls whose families can't provide for them. They have about 40 girls who stay in cottages with cottage parents, and they go to school there. The agency works with the family by trying to find the father a job or whatever, so the girls can finally return home. 鈥?I was so impressed with the work they're doing. I'm trying to raise money for it. Rob WaltonChairman, Wal-Mart Stores Bentonville, Arkansas May 1992 We fought those situations using pretty traditional methods. We hired a good labor lawyer, John Tate,who has won a lot of organizing battles over the years, and who has since joined our company. Hisadvice helped me become even more determined to change the relationship between management andthe associates at Wal-Mart: take care of your people, treat them well, involve them, and you won't spendall your time and money hiring labor lawyers to fight the unions. Right after those confrontations, Johnhelped us conduct a management seminar down at Tan-Tar-A resort in Missouri, and soon thereafter welaunched a program called "We Care" designed to let the associates know that when they had problems,we wanted them to come to management and give us a chance to solve them. Our message became"Sure, we are a nonunion company, but we think we are stronger because of it. And because you are ourpartner, we have an open door, and we listen to you, and together we can work out our problems." Theunion, of course, would argue more along the line of "Hey, we can get you a $3.00-an-hour raise. Whydon't you strike"There's been all sorts of debate over why we chose to call our employees "associates," and everybodyand his brother takes credit for it. I don't know. Maybe they're right. But the way I remember it is prettysimple. First of all, in my day, James Cash Penney had called his hourly employees "associates," and Iguess I always had that idea in the back of my head. But the idea to try it at Wal-Mart actually occurredto me on a trip to England.