Back in the early 90`s, a freind`s father managed the local WM. He nearly soiled himself one day when he noticed the old man looking at stuff on aisle 3 was Sam Walton. He`d just pop in and check things.
I recall after the stock market crashed in ‘87 and WalMart stock lost 100s of millions in value, one financial reporter asked Sam Walton about how upset he was with the turn of events. His reply was to the effect, “Well, I didn’t lose any stores, any inventory or any employees. It’s all here. It doesn’t make any difference to me. It doesn’t really matter.” Of course a few months later, it didn’t matter to the shareholders either, at least to the ones who didn’t sell.