I'd still say that visiting the stores and listening to our folks was one of the most valuable uses of my time as an executive. But really, our best ideas usually do come from the folks in the stores. Period.
The big profit in a new idea goes to the man who gets in first on the market, if he outlines the proper program. The public can be educated about the value of rubber tires, and it is the business of the man who makes them to find a way to put them out at a price low enough so people cannot afford not to buy them.
I like interacting in the world of ideas, though somehow those ideas have to be tied to some physical reality. One of the things I like the most is dropping a new idea on a bunch of incredibly smart and talented people and then letting them work it out themselves. I like all of that very, very much.