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Samizdata quote of the day

“At some point, I think I would like to get out and found a much smaller business. I’d like to start with perhaps two or three billion dollars, and go from there.”

– Michael Jennings’ dinner companion this evening, who was admittedly nice enough to pay the bill at the end of the meal.

6 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Jso

    Aim low, friend. ;3

  • Chris Harper

    Yeah, I agree.

    I’d like to do the same thing.

  • Sounds a bit like the old joke about how you can go into farming and end up with a million dollars–if you start with ten million.

  • Not really a joke, and not just farming:-)

  • nicholas gray

    The joke I heard went like this- Do you know how to end up with a small fortune in modern-day Australia? Start with a large one!
    Well, it used to be a joke. Our state has just returned a Labor party to power, so it can go on redistributing wealth. And there’s nowhere to go in Australia- they’re ALL Labor! The federal Gov. is Liberal, but Fed-Lab has a clean-looking candidate in it’s leader, Kevin Rudd, who is routinely depicted as Tintin.
    The most annoying part of it all was that people wanted to kick out the Labor Government, but the State Liberals were hopeless! I’m still not sure what they stood for, except that they weren’t Labor! I voted for small parties, in hopes of a hung Parliament. No such luck!

  • Ernie G

    That makes sense. I understand that the first billion is the hardest, and it gets easier after that.