Mary Callahan Erdoes
I was a mathematics major and really into math.
My grandmother Izzy taught me to balance her checkbook when I was 6 years old. She would sign the checks after I paid the bills. I had a chuckle with my grandmother recently on how ‘unbalanced’ her checkbook must have been years ago.
I think the U.S. economy wants to be strong. It wants to be.
Clients are becoming more global; they’re realizing that markets are more interconnected. It’s no longer the local regional clients buying the local regional flavors. It’s everybody asking for everything.
You worry just as much about great performance as you do about underperformance.
The U.S. has to realize it’s got so much going for it. Let’s just get ourselves to come together as a team – one team running the country, helping that country to get itself back on stable footing, which then cascades to the rest of the world.
If you put someone in a job who is thinking for even a moment about the next job, you have the wrong person.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is a little luck along the way, but there is no substitute for really super-hard work, first in, last out.