Andrew Ross Sorkin quotes

  • In truth, a leader should either apologize, mean it and do something about it - or not apologize at all.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Mean #Leader #Apologizing

  • Debt, weve learned, is the match that lights the fire of every crisis. Every crisis has its own set of villains - pick your favorite: bankers, regulators, central bankers, politicians, overzealous consumers, credit rating agencies - but all require one similar ingredient to create a true crisis: too much leverage.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Fire #Agency #Light

  • I think you tell the story that has to be told. You tell the story that's the truth. You tell the story that readers will be interested in and should know about.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Thinking #Stories #Should

  • The failure of Lehman may have allowed the government to do more to prop up the economy than it otherwise could.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Government #May #Economy

  • The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Fierce #Forgotten #Good Things

  • Shareholders are sort of like cats; they get herded around, and they follow the leader. With the exception of a few activist shareholders, there are a very rare number of big, important, influential shareholders that like to step up and say there's a problem here, especially when they're making money.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Cat #Leader #Important

  • Unfortunately, I think it's very difficult to separate policy from politics. In a perfect world, in some instances you probably would want to. In other instances you'd probably say that the political element is important because it should, in a perfect world, match what the stakeholders need or want, or what the public is after.
    -- Andrew Ross Sorkin

    #Thinking #Perfect #Political

  • Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.

  • For the most part I have been able to meet all my goals, but I always strive for bigger goals in life so everything's not complete just yet. My first aspiration was to be known as a singer and also as an advocate for sickle cell disease. I try to be that inspiration, you know. It's not as bad as people try to make it seem. I mean, it is, but it's not. People don't have to be afraid of it; they don't have to be held down by it. Try to find triumph in the situation.

  • I find placebos uplifting and exhilarating. It means that taking action--no matter what the action is--might help you feel better.

  • We're not going to survive in this world, temporally or spiritually, without increased faith in the Lord-and I don't mean a positive mental attitude-I mean downright solid faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the one thing that gives vitality and power to otherwise rather weak individuals.

  • The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.

  • How fortunate for leaders that men do not think (also, What luck for rulers that men do not think).

  • The efficiency of a truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.

  • Talk about your failures without apologizing.

  • When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed.

  • Everybody knows I'm impatient. I don't have to apologize for it. I'm too old for that.

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