I decided I was going to go to Wall Street, and I was introduced to some people... I met a guy who knew a bond trader at Pressprich, and he got me to meet him and the guy that ran their sales department, Jack Collin.
I'm nuts, I'm rich, and boy, do I love a fight!
My connection was we never want to put ourselves in a position as a nation where we pit group against group.
The biggest single challenge to America and our future is income inequality. We've got to fix it.
Dick Grasso would be a superb mayor of the City of New York. He loves the city.
The wealth that was created by my investments wasn't put into a giant swimming pool as so many elected demagogues seem to imagine. Instead it benefitted our employees, their families and our community at large.
When then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued me in 2003 over my stewardship as a director of the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE's legal expenses were more than $100 million, which made it perhaps the priciest litigation in the state's history.
The essence of business to me is great people run great companies. Mediocre people don't do a very good job.
When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office - lots of political bluster and little accountability.
You can't run your career on the basis of what someone else does.
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