I stopped focusing on people being different, and I started treating everyone the same way.
We're talking to every third-party supplier every day of the week, and our traders are talking to them and buying products from them. When we're doing that, we see opportunities which no one else sees.
A lot of deals are done or not done because chief executives are not fully aligned to shareholders.
I thought if we could put our hard-working culture as traders into the asset management, it will be a great combination, and we did do that.
I'm a CEO of a public company. You have to show decorum.
I've never opened a glass of champagne on any acquisition. Bankers do that.
I've said I will be CEO as long as my colleagues want me.
It's easy to buy. Prove that you bought at the right time and the right price.
It's nice to do an IPO where your investors get value straightaway and the share price pops up; it proves you left something on the table for them.
Many people may say that luck is important, but I think you create your own luck by working hard to ensure you don't miss opportunities.
Over two billion people in China and India need commodities to grow their economies and improve their living standards.
The trading side of the business means a lot of travel, being out of the office a lot of time.
We always look at opportunities. We are not aggressively looking to buy something.
We work. You don't come here to take life easy. And we all got rich from it, so, you know, there's a benefit from it.
We're all shareholders. These guys below me, they see the CEO taking it easy, it's their money.
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