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Jared Kushner Quotes

Jared Corey Kushner

Jared Kushner quotes: Ivanka Trump lover slash media mogul slash real estate developer slash POTUS advisor… on all the important stuff.

“The goal is to do things that are exciting and respectable.”

“My father always told me, ‘Don’t waste energy worrying about things you can’t control.  Spend your energy focusing on solutions.'”

“We weren’t afraid to make changes.  We weren’t afraid to fail.  We tried to do things very cheaply, very quickly.  And if it wasn’t working, we would kill it quickly.  It meant making quick decisions, fixing things that were broken and scaling things that worked.”

“Search for a better, cheaper, more efficient method based on technology; use trial and error to identify what works, and then find the best people to implement the plan of action.”

“So you’re going to make hiring mistakes… it’s just problem solving, problem solving, problem solving.”

“If I know somebody and everyone else says that this person’s a terrible person, I’m not going to start thinking that this person’s a terrible person or disassociating myself, when my empirical data and experience is a lot more informed than many of the people casting these judgments.  What would that say about me if I changed my view based on what other people think, as opposed to the facts that I actually know for myself?”

“Anyone who was willing to change a friendship or not do business because of who somebody supports in politics is not somebody who has a lot of character.”

“People are very fickle.  You have to find what you believe in, challenge your truths.  And if you believe in something, even if it’s unpopular, you have to push with it.”

“People are always alert to any change and skeptical by nature.”

“Age is a convenient barometer of what a person is capable of, but it is only one.”

“I guess I’m not really fond of just chit-chatting.  I want to learn something and have an experience.”

“I’m a very interior person.  I love silence.  I revel in it.  I’m happy that way.”

“I am not a person who has sought the spotlight.”

“I grew up, a kid in New Jersey.  I was raised to work for my father when I was four.”

“I ran my own business when I was 19, buying condos and renovating apartment buildings.”

“I was very precocious when I was young.  I went to college at 16, and I graduated at 20.  I wanted to be a writer, but I was more interested in experience than in applying myself intellectually.”

“I didn’t do a masters in creative writing until I was 26, which is quite old, and then I found myself in New York and I needed money, so I started working full-time as an editor.”

“I own The New York Observer.  Every Observer writer wants to be a novelist.”

“One of the strategies for doing first-person is to make the narrator very knowing, so that the reader is with somebody who has a take on everything they observe.”

“Writing a first novel was an arduous crash course.  I learned so much in the six years it took me to write it, mostly technical things pertaining to craft.”

“Browseability is the key online.”

“You have to understand the separation between what exists in the print media and what exists in reality.  It’s important to never lose track of reality.”

“It’s easier to build a business around a first-class product, even if it’s a more expensive product to produce.”

“I’ve heard so many stories of Jared Kushner being groomed from a very young age – really, from when he was a child – to be playing a prominent role in the business world, in sort of the elite world, in elite circles.”

“I always thought, ‘Will I go into the business, or will I not go into the business?’  But when my father got arrested, I really didn’t have a choice.  I was the oldest son, and it was something that had to be done.”

“The whole thing taught me not to worry about the things you can’t control.  You can control how you react and can try to make things happen as you want them to.  I focus on doing my best to ensure the outcomes.  And when it doesn’t go my way I have to work harder the next time.”

“Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn’t talk sports.  We talked business.”

“My father never really believed in summer camp, so we’d come with him to the office.  We’d go look at jobs, work on construction sites.  It taught us real work.”

“My father made a mistake and he paid a big price for it, but he’s my father.  He’s given me everything I have in terms of the skills and the training and taught me about being a man.  I feel extremely lucky to have him in my life.”

“I love my father, but I have worked to develop a separate and distinct identity in different projects I have worked on.”

“I don’t need every deal to be a value-add deal.  I could put my money in the bank and get zero, or I could put it here and get four or five percent over time.  The value of these buildings will do nothing but go up.  It’s a desirable, supply-constrained market.  When you fast-forward 10 or 20 years, what’s better than that?”

“Somebody screws me?  Okay, I won’t do business with them again, but I won’t say, ‘How dare you!’  I’ll just say, ‘Okay, I don’t need to do business with them.'”

“I know I’ve done good things, I know I’ve done bad things.”

“I think I’m an unusually polished person.”

“I have major sleeping problems.  I’d rather be up thinking about things than actually sleeping.”

“The only things that are really permanent are love, family, friendship, and that is a lesson.  At the end of the day, that’s really what it boils down to.  The rest of it is just stuff.”

“It is an honor to serve our country, I am energized by the shared passion of the President and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.”

“When I look at where I am today and back at the plan I had for my life growing up, I’d say that things could not have gone less according to plan.  I’ve learned in life that it’s good to be comfortable with uncertainty.”

“America faces serious challenges.  A broken economy, terrorism, gaping trade deficits… intolerance should be added to that list.  I’m confident that my father-in-law will be successful tackling these challenges.”

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