“I Love Capitalism”, a Conversation with Ken Langone

A Policy@McCombs Event

Ken Langone is a co-founder of Home Depot and the founder and chairman of Invemed Associates LLC. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Stern School and on the Board of Trustees of New York University, as well as serving as chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University Medical Center.

We interviewed him for our Policy@McCombs series. Here are some of our favorite quotes from Ken Langone during the interview:

“The biggest and most successful companies are the ones that encourage creativity.”

“Nobody works for you, everybody works with you…the greatest leaders can get other people to do something they never thought they could do.”

“I can’t stress enough the importance of respecting people.”

“I’ve never been more optimistic about America than I am right now…as long as you’ve got people willing to stick their neck out, there will always be opportunities.”

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