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" Before, Tiffany sold watches only in its own stores. Now, Tiffany watches are sold in 1,500 stores. "
" Rupert Murdoch is a good friend of mine. "
" It appears that PepsiCo views structural change as a sign of weakness, an admission of failure, and an untenable break with past traditions. "
" If I'm on the board of any company where there's an offer that comes in, I want to negotiate. "
" After Cadbury, the candy company, separated from Dr. Pepper, the soft drinks maker, Cadbury was able to substantially lower its debt load. The profits of Cadbury, the candy company, zoomed. "
" The activists play the balance sheet by selling a division to buy back stock and leveraging the balance sheet and buying back more stock. "
" Sequestration, sequestation - however you pronounce that word - and gridlock aren't all that bad. "
" The name 'Mondelez' I hate. It sounds like a disease. "
" I'm willing to have two directors on the DuPont board, me being one of them. "
" I understood the power of Heinz since I was a kid, and I started to work for my father selling food to restaurants. "
" Legg Mason's structure is misunderstood by the market. Legg Mason has an affiliate model. They own 100% of their affiliates, which are investment managers such as Permal, Western Asset Management, and Royce. "
" I try to figure out the marketing puzzle. "
" I believe in pay for performance. "
" You must make some decisions Wall Street dislikes. "
" I don't mind anybody coming after me as long as they're coming with facts. "
" Sometimes it takes longer to create value, but if the companies generate more earnings, the stocks will ultimately reflect that. "
" You know what term you don't hear anymore? Arbitrage. The markets have gotten too efficient. "
" I spent most of my career operating businesses and fixing businesses, not staring at a Bloomberg screen. "
" My kids are exhausted every day, and I keep them that way. It's gym, ice, homework. They're too tired to get in trouble. "