Scott Murphy's Quotes

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Growth equity is quite different from other flavors of private equity. In our industry, on one end of the spectrum, there are the global buyout firms that buy a controlling interest in companies by using leverage and they typically focus on operational efficiency.

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

What you're starting to see is serious advertisers are recognizing Snap as an ad platform of scale alongside Google and Facebook, and [advertisers] want a third alternative

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

We see attractive growth prospects for the safety equipment industry overall, but we believe fall protection is particularly attractive because of the potential for growth due to further development of safety regulations.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

A lot of the operational improvement that gets implemented is really driven by the front-line workforce — the people in sales, customer service, working in the plant. And so it’s a way to have them share in the upside but also to drive much greater engagement at that level in whatever priorities that we’re trying to deploy.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

The core competency of this business is really around engineering quality and manufacturing-related services. It's selling to the companies selling to the healthcare market, kind of as a B2B play.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

Explaining to people how lean transformations at a factory correspond to what happens to our cost of goods sold and our earnings and our stock price, that’s kind of the change in thinking you want to get people bought into.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

In our industrial manufacturing companies, we have endeavored to give everyone an opportunity to participate in the benefits of ownership of their business as we believe it drives a higher level of engagement which can drive break out results.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

Growth in this business is driven by exposure to emerging markets, and we'd plan to keep expanding that. One of the neat things about this company is that it's very diversified already in terms of geography, with a significant presence in Latin America, China and the Middle East. In many of those regions there is an increasing use of pharmaceutical and dietary products, so we see a long-term secular uplift from that.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

Private equity is all about alignment. You put the right incentives in place and do the broader engagement work to show people you actually care, and the results start to pour out.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

Treating employees like owners and business partners—that’s how you can create value and make this more than just a feel-good story.

Pete Stavros  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

I think we’re in the early stages of the private market revaluation. It will take on the order of six to 12 months to really take hold.

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

Synaptive marks the first investment by General Atlantic in the medical device sector, which speaks volumes to the attractive market opportunity we see in the healthcare technology industry

Alex Crisses  Famous Quote

added 6 years ago

If you have a proven model (and it can be on a unit economic basis, it doesn’t have to necessarily be a profitable business), but if the unit economics are proven, and you have a very good team, and it’s a better solution for the market, you really have to push yourself to an uncomfortable place. Because others will see that – it’s not groundbreaking, or contrarian. And those opportunities, particularly in very dynamic and disruptive markets, tend to break out…

Robbert Vorhoff  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

It’s rare you’re going to see a very successful services company that’s taking market share and enjoying disproportionate growth that is not in some way leveraging technology either to differentiate their service, or to enable scalability.

Robbert Vorhoff  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

We love services. There’s revenue, often times there’s profitability. To change the healthcare system, there’s change management, you need customer support, you need to teach people how to operate in a different environment.

Robbert Vorhoff  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

Price is a powerful data point – what a customer is willing to pay for a product or service in a competitive market. Having customers, people that have made that decision, is a valuable thing.

Robbert Vorhoff  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

We spend time as investors thinking about the ability to accelerate or sustain elevated growth, as well as working with management teams to try and minimize the execution risk associated with that growth.

Robbert Vorhoff  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

The company’s business model, management, and market are the three most important criteria. Does the company possess an innovative or disruptive business model that is unique, with barriers to entry to allow for strong growth? What is our assessment of the quality of the management team and our ability to work as good partners? And finally, what is the size and growth potential of the market?

William E Ford  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

The U.S. is the world leader in life sciences technology. In Cambridge, New York, San Francisco, and around the country, there is significant innovation happening in this area, which is leading to much-needed new therapies and new ways to treat disease.

William E Ford  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

Today there are a number of forces coming together in a unique way that is resulting in an incredible level of innovation, disruption, and entrepreneurship.

William E Ford  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

Priya and the Anaqua team have done an outstanding job of building the company to its current level of success

Alex Crisses  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

Wishabi has pioneered a pivotal shift in how retail circulars are distributed and read online, and on mobile devices

Alex Crisses  Famous Quote

added 7 years ago

I'm still doing what I've been doing for 40 years - investment banking. But I'm also able to spend a fair amount of time with philanthropic activities, with my art, and time with my kids is incredibly rewarding. I like what I'm doing.

Thom Weisel  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Being an investment banker has given me a front row seat at the center of innovation

Thom Weisel  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I think I can understand and appreciate good art, and when I started seeing some of the Navajo weavings, and some of the pottery, I really thought these were great artistic pieces.

Thom Weisel  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I built some very fine investment banks. I helped a lot of people do some great things in the world

Thom Weisel  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I would recommend that each one of us get a baseline assessment of our healthcare status by our primary care provider before starting any wellness initiative.

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Pumpkins first originated in Central America and Mexico. Winter squash are native to northern Argentina, near the Andes. Over many years these gourds have become a favorite of home gardeners due to their hardiness, productivity, and versatility in the kitchen.

Marie-France Kern  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

For cooking always choose a “pie pumpkin” or “sugar pumpkin.” They have much better flavor than those giant pumpkins you turn into a jack-o-lantern.

Marie-France Kern  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Be patient, slow down and listen to your internal clock and rhythm. There’s no reason to race through life. Moments count. Enjoy and cherish each encounter and relationship.

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Leaders should be continually monitoring performance, adjusting strategy and implementing tactics to ensure the success of their direct reports and the overall organization.

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I believe that leadership should be intimately aware of all important functions within an organization.

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Where are the $300 million, $400 million and $500 million deals? And that’s where we live. We know all of the transactions.

Thom Weisel  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

...when it comes down to the authority for standardizing carrier Ethernet services, the MEF continues to stand tall.

Glen Hunt  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Cooking with tomatoes doesn’t have to be complicated. Don’t underestimate the versatility of a platter of slow roasted tomatoes.

Marie-France Kern  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I have no intention of remaining idle for the rest of my life. I’m not a good enough golfer to do that.

David Topper  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

As soon as Congress does whatever it’s going to do, and the U.S. doesn’t go bankrupt, I think the market opens back up again.

David Topper  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

I think people want to jump in and buy IPOs right now because they can’t get any other return.

David Topper  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

General Atlantic's specific focus on providing growth capital and strategic expertise for companies worldwide has proven consistently relevant in today's global economy.

David Topper  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Our hope is that policy changes come out of Washington that entice corporations to spend the massive amounts of cash they have sitting in reserves.

David A Mascio  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

We believe that in times when risk and uncertainty is most prevalent, protecting a portfolio’s capital base is far more important that speculation.

David A Mascio  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

We try to apply the academic rigor in finance to the practical application of managing money within our strategies.

David A Mascio  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

Taxes are going up, under almost any administration. I'm not averse to it because I believe that we've got to get our fiscal house in order and our economy back on track . . . I think those most able to pay the higher tax ought to probably pay a larger share.

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

One of the biggest shifts that we've been focused on is the shift from offline to online media. We have several investments taking advantage of this trend.

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

There's a greater comfort with the democratic and capitalist system of India than with China. Although both are vibrant entrepreneurial economies.

Bill E Ford  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

The people who are buying stocks because they're going up and they don't know what they do deserve to lose money.

Jim Cramer  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles.

Jim Cramer  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

The party line is that stocks historically have outperformed all other investment plans.

Jim Cramer  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Warren Buffet  Famous Quote

added 8 years ago

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