鈥淢essrs. Editors:鈥擝y way of contributing something to your variety (provided it meets your approbation), I send you the return of a day鈥檚 picking of cotton, not by picked hands, but the fag end of a set of hands on one plantation, the able-bodied hands having been drawn out for other purposes. Now for the result of a day鈥檚 picking, from sun-up until sun-down, by twenty-two hands,鈥攚omen, boys, and two men:鈥攆our thousand eight hundred and eighty pounds of clean picked cotton, from the stalk. It turned out to be a great philosophy and a great strategy, and I certainly wouldn't have figured it outway back then without the advice of Helen's father. It wasn't lavish or exorbitant, and that was part of theplanto keep the family together as well as maintain a sense of balance in our standards. Figs. Chapter LXXV 成视频在线观看视频视频 视频任天堂 在线天天看片视频免费观看 But we'd never bitten off anything close to this size before, and we didn't know what it would be liketrying to digest it. We went round and round on it. We were on again, off again for probably two years. In addition to the fieldwork, of course, we have computer printouts at the meetings which tell us what'sselling and what's not. But the really valuable intelligence that surfaces in these sessions is what everybodyhas brought back from the stores. If they're doing their jobs right, they'll know why things are or aren'tselling, and what we ought to be thinking about selling next, or dropping from our assortment. If they'vebeen to that Panama City Beach store and seen a suntan cream display that's blowing the stuff out thedoor, they can share that with the other regionals for their beach stores. Or if they've been to a big storein the Rio Grande Valley and found out that we're getting beat by a competitor on ladies' dressesbecause their assortment is more suited to the particular tastes of that area, we can start fixing it. Whenthat meeting is over, every one of those regionals should be on the phone to the district managers, whoshould be passing the word along to the store managers, who'll get the department managers to act on itright away.