Quotes by Kevin O'Leary (Businessman/Canadian).

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Being an employee is a bad outcome. You want to avoid that. Being an employee is never a good outcome. That's just an opinion.
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I have met many entrepreneurs who have the passion and even the work ethic to succeed - but who are so obsessed with an idea that they don't see its obvious flaws. Think about that. If you can't even acknowledge your failures, how can you cut the rope and move on?
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If a man could give birth it would be to a book - it's an 18-month gestation period.
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All businesses require capital, management and labor, and business executives, wanting to grow and maintain profitable enterprises, have a strong incentive to keep costs, including labor, as low as possible.
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If you put a woman in prison for four years when she's young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that.
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I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.
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When you're an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there's a third aspect: What you feel in your gut.
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I do not own a single security anywhere that doesn't pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy.
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Building fast-growing, globally competitive companies is tough.
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I remember failing reading in school at a young age, and you just kinda get left behind and I felt helpless.
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You can't regulate a soul into a business.
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There are a lot of impractical things about owning a Porsche. But they're all offset by the driving experience. It really is unique. Lamborghinis and Ferraris come close. And they are more powerful, but they don't handle like a Porsche.
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When you're travelling, your day is jam-packed. I just don't have time to whip out a PC all the time. But I can whip out a BlackBerry and tweet. I keep a constant diary of where I'm at and why I'm there.
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My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity.
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If a manager can't control his costs, fire them.
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Here's how I think of my money - as soldiers - I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there's more of them.
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The only reason to do business is to make money; that's the only reason for doing business.
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I'm not trying to make friends, I'm just trying to make money.
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So much of life is a negotiation - so even if you're not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.
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Once in a while, I see my fellow TV investors praise a business just because they like the entrepreneur behind it. That kind of thinking might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside - but let's get back to reality.
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The practical reality of managing cars in the family - I do 36-month leases. I think they're horrible investments. And you want to give them back after their warranty is over.
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I look at Twitter as brand building.
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Know everything about the companies and people you are going to be negotiating with. Insist on getting the names of everyone participating in the negotiations. Leave no stone unturned; find out as much as you can.
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A lot of people have said a lot of great things about Steve Jobs. And for good reason: he built the world's second-most valuable company, with billions in profits and products that have improved every aspect of our lives. But Steve didn't get there by being a soft, fluffy, Kumbaya-type leader.
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There are a lot of idiot fund managers out there who add no value to the process at all.
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