Stephen Pagliuca

Stephen Pagliuca

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Author Profession: US Businessman
Born: January 16, 1955
Age: 61 years old
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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One place I haven't made it to - mainly because it's so far away - is Australia, so I'd love to go there. I've heard great things about Australia and New Zealand.

We really wake up every day trying to build businesses. That is the goal of private equity. It's a misnomer out there that private equity profits by shrinking companies. In fact, it's just the opposite. Private equity creates value by growing great companies.

I was going to get a degree in economics and be a teacher. But I couldn't afford to pay for the education. So I just got the MBA and not the doctorate. I loved it at Bain, and I've been there ever since.

I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I've always been a Democrat, and I've had different views than Mitt Romney. I'm not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.

As a father of four, I want our children to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that are the fruit of progressive values.

My father was a veteran and my mother a schoolteacher. They taught me the value of a good job and an honest day's work.

My favorite foods are things that aren't great to eat, like pizza.

I've probably done more venture capital deals and expansion financings than I have done private equity deals. But both are the same. Private equity companies have also built jobs.

What I like about Bain Capital is that we have Republicans, we have Democrats, we have independents; we are a diverse firm in terms of political views. But what we do is we sit down and we try to solve the problems.

A lot of NBA owners sit at the midcourt. But we love being under the basket and seeing the players.

Boston and America is really resilient.

Boston is really a small town, and the pro sports here are almost like a college sport.

I love Indian food. London also has great Indian food.

I think we have to look at the whole way campaigns are financed. The No. 1 problem is PAC and special-interest money.

I was an international tax specialist. Yeah, I was an international man of mystery and tax specialist.

I'm a Democrat, and I think people who meet me will realize I'm a Democrat. I have progressive Democratic values.

Instead of being a teacher, I got a job with a company called Bain & Co., consulting firm, and they taught me how to build businesses.

Jobs have to be created on the ground, one at a time. This requires detailed plans and specific policies.

My grandfather was a shoemaker who worked in a shoe factory.

Part of America is we've always had people that can get things done.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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