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Ken Thompson Quotes

20 Ken Thompson quotes:

"But if you really want to know how to live on one income, you might have to move back with your parents,"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Income Quotes
"He had a passion since he was a little kid to fly."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Today's announcement reflects our board's confidence in Wachovia's performance and prospects for consistently growing earnings while maintaining a strong capital position."
"My wife was working for a biotech company in San Diego when she walked away to become a mom, ... We have two children now and she plans to go back part-time someday. Any investing I do for her right now would be in education, to keep herself updated, ahead of the curve, especially since technology is moving so fast right now."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Company Quotes
"Bob has been an outstanding leader at Wachovia for the past five years, which have been pivotal for our company."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Company Quotes
"Modern intensive farmland is a biological desert. Whereas if you tried to design a small nature reserve, you couldn't do better than the average garden - it's got all the required elements."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"Jerry is an extraordinary leader who has the experience and talent to help propel this division forward. He is known among his peers and team as a thoughtful and analytical leader who brings a strong base of diverse banking experience to the role. I am confident that Jerry will continue to manage this division efficiently and partner effectively with other Wachovia leaders to support our customer service and business growth goals. We are incredibly fortunate to have an individual with Jerry's talents assume this position for Wachovia."
"We have made significant progress toward completing the regulatory approval process, and we look forward to seeing the results from the Wachovia shareholder meeting later this week,"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Approval Quotes
"The more I think about the nettle argument, the more it makes me laugh. This country's awash with nettles. Butterflies that eat them are not in any difficulty at all."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Argument Quotes
"When in doubt, use brute force."
"Nature conservation can seem so remote. But in your own garden you can make a difference and you can enjoy that difference."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"We are seeing the problems across the board. The fungus took advantage of the rain quicker than the grass."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Problems Quotes
"Today's outcome is a tremendous victory and a major milestone within the merger process, ... It is clear that Wachovia shareholders have strongly endorsed the compelling strategic rationale behind the Wachovia-First Union combination."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Victory Quotes
"THAT'S THE trouble with wildlife gardening. For so long it's been a refuge for anecdote and old wives' tales that get handed down and trotted out. No-one's had anything original to say about wildlife gardening for years."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Trouble Quotes
"Their laws aren't a good fit for escrow companies outside of California, and I think they're overly strict. They're trying to apply a law written for real estate escrow companies in California to any Internet escrow company based outside California."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"We are confident we are positioning the company for superior growth. This is what we want to be known for."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Company Quotes
"The only way we can overcome the tragedy of an immense disaster like this one is by pulling together as a nation and doing all we can to help out our fellow citizens in great need, ... The people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are not alone. Like the rest of our nation, the people of Wachovia want to lend them a helping hand so they can begin rebuilding their lives and their communities."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"I am confident that Tom's direction and guidance will ensure strategic continuity and sustained financial discipline, and he is already well known to our investor community."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"We have a binding legal agreement with Wachovia that we intend to vigorously pursue to consummation, ... We plan to continue the constructive merger integration dialogue which we've had over the past month and look forward to completing our merger with Wachovia."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"Look at it from the point of view of the animals that live in your garden. They did not evolve in a tidy landscape, they evolved in a landscape where leaves and branches and whatever fell off the tree and just lay there."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Animals Quotes

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