“By 2027, 75% of the companies in the Fortune 500 will not be there unless they make bold changes and digitally transform their companies. It’s do or die,” said Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow (NOW), which offers cloud computing platforms for companies. I couldn’t agree more.
“If you’re not making money while you sleep, you work until you die,” said Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet.
“The bulls have the run of the table here on oil,” said John Kilduff from Again Capital Partners.
“Language does not provide the means for us to describe the destruction before us,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel about the damage from the climate change-induced flooding in Germany.
When asked how he manages the time to be chairman of Microsoft, run the world’s largest charity, and raise three kids, Bill Gates answered, “I don’t mow the lawn.”
“The French have more fun in one year than the English do in ten,” said John Adams, America’s second president, and one-time ambassador to Paris and London.
“You always sound smarter when you’re a bear than when you’re a bull,” said Adam Parker formerly of Morgan Stanley.
“The Fed only knows two speeds; too fast, and too slow,” said Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman to me over lunch one day.