I’m sorry, but this has to be one of my favorite new quotes …
“I mean, I’ve had a lot of M.B.A.’s that’ve worked for me over time, off and on, that, excuse my French, were useless as teats on a boar hog.”
The source of this brilliance is …
… Well, he’s the 258th richest person in the United States.
Disclaimer – I have no problem with rich people. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind being one of them myself. I have a large degree of respect for individuals whose intelligence, tenacity, persistence and just plain savvy has stuffed their coffers and lined their deep pockets.
Granted, I may think that some of those individuals could use a bit of a personality transplant, but then again it’s probably their being completely arrogant, puffed up, supercilious sorts that contributed to their being where they are today.
But no matter, the point today is about someone whose demeanor seems decidedly to the contrary of such things.
Even writing about Bruce M. Kelley goes a bit against the grain of who he seems to be … Which, according to today’s NY Times article to which I’ve linked, would seem to be a down-to-earth, stand-up guy whose business acumen has landed him in the Forbes top 400.
The part that I find most promising about his being there is the fact that unlike some of the other usual suspects on the list who seem to so humbly comment on their extravagent possessions with an off-hand, “Aw shucks, this old thing?” attitude, Bruce M. Kelley doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass about those things. Rather, he’s putting his efforts towards saving wildlife and the environment.
He may not want the limelight, but I think his efforts deserve it.