Our attitude has always been that if you hire good people and provide good wages and good jobs and more than that -- if you provide careers -- that good things will happen to your company. I think we can say that that has been proved by the quality of people that we have and how they have built our organization.
Source: The Motley Fool: Costco's Competitive Secret: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2006/06/14/costcos-competitive-secret.aspx
Driving stock up from one day to the next is not what we are about. We are about building a good company and performing for the long term. I know everyone says that, that sounds trite when I repeat it that way, but that is and has always been our attitude about our business. If we do the right things, the stock price will take care of itself, and our shareholders will be rewarded.
Source: The Motley Fool: The CEO Behind Costco: http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2005/01/18/the-ceo-behind-costco.aspx