Henry Kravis Quotes


29 Henry Kravis quotes:



"As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure."
"But once you buy a company, you are married. You are married to that company."
"I want people who will stand up to me. People who are not afraid to say exactly what's on their minds, even though that's probably not what I want to hear. That's what I want."
"I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men's college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street."
"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."
"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."
"Our job really begins the day we buy the company, and we start working with the management, we start working with where this company is headed."
"The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters."
"It's a lucky find, ... When I first saw the painting I was overwhelmed by its beauty and its condition."
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"And make sure that capital structure we have in place is the right capital structure. I think that's the reason that we've been successful."
"If we can just take a few companies, and use those as models, as examples, to show the rest of corporate America how they can become more competitive, that's what I'd like to do and that's what I hope to do."
"In hindsight, I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's been just a phenomenal career for me so far, and I don't see any reason why I should change."
"It's one of the most important things at the end of the day, being able to say no to an investment."
"My father wanted me to go into the oil business. He was in the oil and gas business as a consulting petroleum engineer up in Tulsa."
"You only have one thing to sell in life, and that's yourself."
"I have, in my partner George Roberts, a person who is the most wonderful man in the world to me. He's like a brother to me. Creating with him, being side by side with him, in whatever we try to do, is a real pleasure to me."
"I love the ability to work with very good managers, and to provide the right incentives for them, and truly become a partner with that management, and make that management take a long view."
"So I picked a field where I had a little exposure. Where I thought I could have an enormous challenge, and have a chance to really do some good, to be a pioneer in an area, and not just be like everyone else."
"I always like to refer managers in corporate America as the renters of the corporate assets, not the owners."
"One, I love the creativity. I love the ability to create a capital structure that is appropriate for a company, no matter what field it happens to be in."



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