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" A 'competence' that has no defined borders cannot be called a true competence. "
" All companies incur expenses, some of which are fixed and bear no relation to sales volumes. In this way, profits can grow at a faster rate than sales. "
" At various stages in my life, I could have stopped, or took the long rest. For some reason, my heart told me otherwise. I just kept going. Half of the time, I wasn't sure where I was heading. The other half, I was probably taking the wrong turns. No matter. "
" Everyone has blind spots, and even the brightest people are no exceptions. "
" For the vast majority of mankind's history, economic activity consisted of finding energy and using energy. "
" Free market never succeeded without free men and free society. "
" I graduated from Columbia University in 1996 and founded my investment company in 1997, thus starting my professional investment career. "
" I grew up in Communist China and never had much money to my name, and then, all of a sudden, I had giant student loans. "
" I have three lovely children. They are beautiful, talented, and kind-hearted. I'm most proud of them. I love them so much that I will never want to burden them with a large amount of inherited wealth. "
" In my 40s, the two cultures finally came to peace with one other inside me, and I have come to identify myself as both 100% Chinese and 100% American simultaneously. "
" In my view, the biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. Not only is the mere drop in stock prices not risk, but it is an opportunity. Where else do you look for cheap stocks? "
" Investing is about intellectual honesty. You want to know what you know. You want to know, mostly, what you don't know. "
" Investing is about predicting the future, and the future is inherently unpredictable. Therefore, the only way you can do better is to assess all the facts and truly know what you know and know what you don't know. That's your probability edge. "
" I think we Chinese are just as capable, as diligent, as hardworking, as peace-loving, and as creative as people everywhere. "
" I was a college student in 1989 when I participated in the demonstration at Tiananmen Square. I was one of the organizers. "
" I was born and grew up in China during the 1960s. "
" I was born in April of 1966, on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Soon after, my parents and grandparents all lost personal freedom simply for being intellectuals. So I spent most of my childhood rotating between adopted families of peasants and coalminers. "
" Management always has a big influence on your success, no matter how good or how bad the business is itself. "
" Management is always part of the equation of making the company successful, so the quality of management always matters. "
" Mao Zedong's way was to make people crazy. It was like a religious cult. "
" No dictatorship can be sustained within the context of an information revolution. "
" Only by a process of peaceful evolution can China accomplish its own goals of being a free, prosperous, and strong country. "
" Part of the game of investing is to come into your own. You must find some way that perfectly fits your personality because there is some element of a zero sum game in investing. If you buy, somebody else has to sell. And when you sell, somebody has to buy. You can't both be right. "
" Politically, China suppresses its people, but because the government allows some freedom in economic matters, business has become the ultimate expression of individuality. "
" Rock and roll was a revelation for me. "
Rock And Roll
" The financial crisis of 2008-09 was in large part the result of the so-called 'success' of people who did not understand their fiduciary duty. This kind of 'success' is extremely harmful to all of society. "
" The game of investing is a process of discovering who you are, what you're interested in, what you're good at, what you love to do, then magnifying that until you gain a sizable edge over all the other people. "
What You Love
" The whole thing is, really, money makes money. That's the whole thing about capitalism. Without the capital, there is no -ism. "
" Tiananmen did not fail. "
" To us, anyone who opposes dictatorship is our friend. Those who support it, our enemy. "
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