鈥溾€榁ery well,鈥?replied the King; 鈥榖ut what I fear is, that notwithstanding your good intentions, you will be surrounded by persons whose influence will mislead you, and owing to evil counsellors, your own abilities may perhaps even lead you to commit follies.鈥? S鈥檌l veut qu鈥檜n pr茅lat soit chr茅tien, 09年七乐彩开奖公告 Rigaud I've never let myself fret too much about that. We've had some tremendous fluctuations of our stockover time. Sometimes it will shoot up because retailing has become a fashionable sector with theinvestment community. Or it will plunge because somebody writes a report saying that Wal-Mart'sstrategy is all wrong. When we bought a chain of stores called Kuhn's Big K in 1981which took us eastof the Mississippi for the first time in a significant wayseveral reports said we were taking on more thanwe could handle, and that we would never make it once we got to Atlanta or New Orleans. We've hadreports predicting that when we got to St. Louis, or wherever, and met somereal competition, we wouldnever be able to stay profitable. Our demise has been predicted ever since we hit the stock market. Andwhenever one of these big institutional investors reads something like that, and decides he believes it, heunloads a million shares, or 500,000 shares, and in the past that has created some fluctuations in the priceof our stock. BILL FIELDS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTMERCHANDISING AND SALES,WAL-MART: Jim learned a lot about real estateand the art of negotiationfrom his uncle Bud. After Bud sort ofstepped back from his involvement with locating and buying store sites, Jim took over. He was reallygood at it, and they still tell stories about him flying into some small town, unfolding his bicycle, andpedaling around looking for a good site. He never told anybody who he was, and he got some greatdeals. Now he's running Walton Enterprises, the family partnership, and I think he's almost as tight with adollar as I am.