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"I'll begin today's proceedings by saying that we have enough food and water to last us until some sort of eventual turnaround."
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"Larry couldn't be here today, but representing him is the scene from 'The Shawshank Redemption' that he quotes from every time."
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"The proposal is we give Big Pharma free gas and they give us free meds."
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"Sorry, that was the three cups of coffee, four cans of red bull, and double dose of Paxil talking."
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"I've decided to step down as CEO so I can spend more time with my money."
'Some people are motivated by a burning desire to help their fellow man. To make the world a better place. Personally I've always been driven by the prospect of a top of the range car.'
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'I mean you have to PAY for goo legal services, how could we charge less?...'
Executive Bonuses street vendor.
'Poor guys never even had a hot tub in his office before.'
'Things are beginning to pick up...But there won't be a rerun of the excesses of the past...'
Office Supply - Man leaves with golf clubs.
'It means that's the executive men's room.'
'Not so much a 'free lunch'...more a 'free seventeen course meal with as much champagne as you can drink'.'
"It's not your heart, JD-you don't have one."
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'I still have alot on the ball-I'm just too tired to bounce it.'
"Do you know who I am!"
'We will no longer make major decisions based upon our playing 'one potato; two potato'...'
'Call back some other time. I'm awfully busy ignoring you.'
Wealth Management: V.P. of Flaunting It and V.P. of Having It.
Green the Office
'Haven't you heard? The rat race is over - we won.'
'Sure, I'll come on board for five-hundred times your average worker's wage, plus double that in stock options, and unlimited use of the corporate jet. Also free postage.'
'You're nobody until somebody loathes you.'
'Ladies and gents, the executive-worker pay ratio is not what it used to be!'
'I learned a lot from eating here today. First of all, the chicken cordon bleu is dreadful.'