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100 Brilliant Minds: What Great People Say

Funding Circle, the start-up company that has now lent over £1 billion to UK small businesses, sent me an interesting link yesterday.  Because I like the link and I like them, I thought I’d use it for today’s blog.

The link is to a gallery of great people throughout history – 100 Brilliant Minds, they call it – and their comments and quotes.

I was surprised not ot be on the list myself, but then only three financial people make the list –  John Pierpont Morgan, Warren Buffet and  Jorge Paulo Leman – so maybe that’s why.  Meanwhile, technologists are scattered throughout the lists including Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman and more.

So here’s a few stand out quotes, and you can see the whole interactive version here.  Oh, and my favourite quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: “I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.”

MadonnaBezos Rometty

Buffett RowlingHouston

 

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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