Quote of the Day:

Carl Icahn

  • I'm a cynic about corporate democracy and boards.
  • When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything.
  • I like winning. There's also a certain joy in it. I feel fulfilled by it.
  • You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.
  • Anyone that makes me a quarter of a billion dollars, I like.
  • In 2008, people who invested in hedge funds needed capital badly, but many of the funds would not return their money. However, I gave money back to any investor who requested it. It was the bottom of the market and a pretty tough time.
  • My wife watches me like a hawk.
  • Don't go in and tell somebody else how to run their business.
  • I enjoy the hunt much more than the 'good life' after the victory.
  • We're not about liquidating companies, but if you do that, why is that terrible? We're not blowing up the factories. The person who buys it should be able to make the asset more productive.