Carl Icahn: A Sound Bite Machine
Billionaire Carl Icahn has a reputation for being an outspoken loudmouth as well as being a brilliant investor. Over the past six months, since he began a bid to take control of Dell, he has been a veritable sound-bite machine cranking out relentless critiques of Dell CEO Michael Dell and his company via amusing and sometimes insightful quips, one-liners and colorful quotes.
Icahn may never be confused with baseball player Yogi Berra who's famous for his one-liners on life such as "It ain't over 'til it's over." But, Icahn-isms have included such gems as "You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog" and "In life and business, there are two cardinal sins. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all."
Here is rewind of Icahn and his most memorable quotes related to the "'Desperate Dell Debacle" -- as Icahn calls it himself.