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George Soros

Datum narození: 12. srpen 1930
Další jména: جرج سوروس

George Soros [džordž šoroš] je maďarský rodák a americký finančník a filantrop židovského původu.

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„Esperanto byl pro mne velmi užitečný jazyk, protože ať jste se dostali kamkoliv, vždycky jste tam našli někoho, s kým jste si mohli pohovořit.“

—  George Soros

Zdroj: Alison Leigh Cowan: How Do You Say ‘Billionaire’ in Esperanto? In The New York Times, 2010-12-16 http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/how-do-you-say-billionaire-in-esperanto/

„As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Kontext: It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money. It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.

„The world order needs a major overhaul.“

—  George Soros

Zdroj: The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror

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„The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money.“

—  George Soros

As quoted in The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros (2006) by Mark Tier, p. 219
Kontext: The main difference between me and other people who have amassed this kind of money is that I am primarily interested in ideas, and I don't have much personal use for money. But I hate to think what would have happened if I hadn't made money: My ideas would not have gotten much play.

„Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded.“

—  George Soros

Kontext: The prevailing wisdom is that markets are always right. I take the opposition position. I assume that markets are always wrong. Even if my assumption is occasionally wrong, I use it as a working hypothesis. It does not follow that one should always go against the prevailing trend. On the contrary, most of the time the trend prevails; only occasionally are the errors corrected. It is only on those occasions that one should go against the trend. This line of reasoning leads me to look for the flaw in every investment thesis.... I am ahead of the curve. I watch out for telltale signs that a trend may be exhausted. Then I disengage from the herd and look for a different investment thesis. Or, if I think the trend has been carried to excess, I may probe going against it. Most of the time we are punished if we go against the trend. Only at an inflection point are we rewarded.

„Economic theory is devoted to the study of equilibrium positions.“

—  George Soros

The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market (1987)
Kontext: Economic theory is devoted to the study of equilibrium positions. The concept of equilibrium is very useful. It allows us to focus on the final outcome rather than the process that leads up to it. But the concept is also very deceptive. It has the aura of something empirical: since the adjustment process is supposed to lead to an equilibrium, an equilibrium position seems somehow implicit in our observations. That is not true. Equilibrium itself has rarely been observed in real life — market prices have a notorious habit of fluctuating.

„There is no other country that can take the place of the United States in the foreseeable future. If the United States fails to provide the right kind of leadership our civilization may destroy itself. That is the unpleasant reality that confronts us.“

—  George Soros

Introduction, p. xxv
The Age of Fallibility (2006)
Kontext: We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity. I go into some detail as to what that entails.
Mankind’s power over nature has increased cumulatively while its ability to govern itself has not kept pace. There is no other country that can take the place of the United States in the foreseeable future. If the United States fails to provide the right kind of leadership our civilization may destroy itself. That is the unpleasant reality that confronts us.

„Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.“

—  George Soros

Kontext: On the abstract level, I have turned the belief in my own fallibility into the cornerstone of an elaborate philosophy. On a personal level, I am a very critical person who looks for defects in myself as well as in others. But, being so critical, I am also quite forgiving. I couldn't recognize my mistakes if I couldn't forgive myself. To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognizing my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

„A global society does not mean a global state.“

—  George Soros

The Crisis of Global Capitalism (1998)
Kontext: A global society does not mean a global state. To abolish the existence of states is neither feasible nor desirable; but insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.

„We need to maintain law and order. We need to maintain peace in the world. We need to protect the environment. We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity. The markets are not designed to take care of those needs. That's a political process.“

—  George Soros

Interview with David Brancaccio (2003)
Kontext: We need to maintain law and order. We need to maintain peace in the world. We need to protect the environment. We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity. The markets are not designed to take care of those needs. That's a political process. And the market fundamentalists have managed to reduce providing those public goods.

„The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution. Military superiority is necessary for Israel's national security, but it is not sufficient.“

—  George Soros

On Israel, America and AIPAC (2007)
Kontext: The Palestine problem does not have a purely military solution. Military superiority is necessary for Israel's national security, but it is not sufficient. The solution has to be political, as President Clinton recognized.

„It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money.“

—  George Soros

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Kontext: It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money. It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.

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