"A lot of this goes back to what Deming told the Japanese a long time ago: do it right the first time. Thenatural tendency when you've got a problem in a company is to come up with a solution to fix it. Toooften, that solution is nothing more than adding another layer. What you should be doing is going to thesource of the problem to fix it, and sometimes that requires shooting the culprit. I went ahead and started building a store in Rogers. It was a big commitment on the family's part. Wecouldn't use Ben Franklin at all for that store, so I had made some arrangements with a distributor inSpringfield, Missouri. One other aspect of the Wal-Mart culture which has attracted some attention is simply a matter oflifestyle, but it is one that has bothered me ever since we began to be really successful. The fact is, a lotof folks in our company have made an awful lot of money. We've had lots and lots of millionaires in ourranks. And it just drives me crazy when they flaunt it. Maybe it's none of my business, but I've doneeverything I can to discourage our folks from getting too extravagant with their homes and theirautomobiles and their lifestyles. As I said earlier, I just don't believe the lifestyle here in Bentonville shouldbe much different than what would be high moderate income in most other places. But from time to timeI've had a hard time holding back folks who have never had the opportunity to get their hands on the kindof money they've made with their Wal-Mart stock holdings. Every now and then somebody will dosomething particularly showy, and I don't hesitate to rant and rave about it at the Saturday morningmeeting. And a lot of times, folks who just can't hold back will go ahead and leave the company. ???Her Promise would compleat: 人+成+色综合 "Searcy probably was built about two years later than we needed it, so there was a lot of pressure on usto get it up and running. The big knock on Wal-Mart was that we weren't going to be able to expandmuch beyond the 350-mile ring around our distribution center in Bentonville. Because of that logisticalproblem, our disbelievers said we would always be a medium-sized regional retailer confined to this area. The CZAR's Receipt to make PUNCH.