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"Luck, son, is when preparation meets nepotism."
"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
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"Someday, son, all this will be yours."
An executioner practices beheading with his son on a tee-ball.
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"I suggest that in future you eat all your lunch."
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'This is a very dysfunctional company. No one will talk aboaut about the elephant in the boardroom!'
National Head Quarters - Mom & Pop Stores Incorporated
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"Someday, son, all this will belong to Bill Gates."
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"Hockersmith & Associates. May we help you?"
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'Someday, all of this liability exposure will be yours!'
'My nephew needed a job, and this is his only skill.'
"We frown on nepotism."
"One day, son, all this will be....Never mind."
"Someday, son, all of yours will be this."
'Some day, son, all of this will be your ex-wife's.'
'Son, I'm leaving you with the 3 vital elements of success - self confidence, sound education, and inherited wealth.'
"Here at the company, we're just like a family. . . highly dysfunctional yet in complete denial."
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"I brought you up here today, son, because I wanted you to get a feel for the scope of this damned thing."
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"One day, this will all be yours. But right now, I need you down in the warehouse."
'This company is one big happy family.' - 'Yes, she's given all the best jobs to her relatives.'
'Don't worry, Dad. I'm going to turn this company around 360 degrees!'
'Shoot, son, if you work real hard and stick to it, I reckon you can grow up to impersonate anyone you want.'
"So what makes you think you're the right person for this post?" "Well, I'm highly motivated, outgoing and independently minded. Isn't that right, Dad?"
"Everything I have, son, I have because your grandfather left it to me. I see now that that was a bad thing."
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'One day all this will be yours... thank god!'