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I like to prove things wrong.
– Millard Drexler
I don’t buy art. I’d rather buy a beautiful location or a beautiful site than buy art. A beautiful home is like owning a beautiful painting, except you can live in it.
I consider a merchant someone who has a certain intuition and instinct, and – very important – knows how to run a business, knows the numbers.
I’m looking for best practices constantly. Apple has beautiful design, beautiful product, incredibly functional. But mostly it’s about picking product, getting behind it, marketing it and introducing it to a customer. What they’ve done just inspires me.
I spot detail quickly.
I’m an agent of change all day long, and I want to meet other people like that.
People put ‘study abroad’ on their resume. I actually like when they don’t study abroad because that means they aren’t entitled.
What matters is hard work, and emotional intelligence.
If you don’t get trained for your SATs in America today, you are at a disadvantage. Training is expensive and a lot of kids don’t get trained, perhaps. So I also identify with the kid or the person who has grown up in environments like I’ve grown up in.
I’m always looking over my shoulder, needing to stay ahead of the game.