鈥淵ou鈥檝e put your foot down.鈥? KURT BARNARD, RETAILING CONSULTANT: ABE MARKS, HEAD OF HARTFIELD ZODY'S, AND FIRST PRESIDENT, NMRI: "Na! na!" he said. "Ten gouden sovereigns would na pay me for my trouble." 鈥淚鈥檓 glad to hear you say that,鈥?cried Martin. 鈥淚鈥檝e been helping to wreck minds there for the last ten years. I鈥檝e taught French. Not the French language; but examination French. When the son of a greengrocer wants to get a boy-clerkship in the Civil Service, it鈥檚 essential that he should know that bal, cal, carnaval, pal, regal, chacal take an 鈥榮鈥?in the plural, in spite of the fact that millions of Frenchmen go through their lives without once uttering the plural words.鈥? 免费久久狼人香蕉网-一夜七次郎-逼里香-52avav Newberry, a big variety chain that was having some problems at the time, so I asked him if he knewanybody, and he told me about this guy up in Omaha named Ferold Arend. He was Newberry's districtmanager and head of merchandise for the whole Midwest, so Bud and I flew out to see him. We talkedhim and his wife into coming down and looking at our operation. Most of these early guys were very egotistical people who loved to drive big Cadillacs and fly around intheir jets and vacation on their yachts, and some of them lived in houses like I'd never even thought aboutbefore. I remember going to dinner at one of their houses, and we got picked up by this limousine thatmust have had room for fourteen people. Man, they were living high. And they could afford to back thenbecause this discounting thing was working so well. Customers just flocked to their stores, and thesefellows were covered up in cash. Most of them could still be around today if they had followed somebasic principles about running good stores. There are a lot of ways to build strong companies. They don'thave to be done the Wal-Mart way, or my way, or anybody else's way. But you do have to work at it. 鈥淢onsieur d茅sire?鈥?