But once you buy a company, you are married. You are married to that company.
More Quotes from Henry Kravis:Look, don't congratulate us when we buy a company, congratulate us when we sell it. Because any fool can overpay and buy a company, as long as money will last to buy it.
It's not just buying the company. Sure, we picked the right companies, and we picked the right management and, most importantly, we've given them the right incentive to perform.
You only have one thing to sell in life, and that's yourself.
I always like to refer managers in corporate America as the renters of the corporate assets, not the owners.
Maybe its because my father was so successful in a totally different field, but I found working in a small environment just a great joy.
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