Humor: They Said What?

This week, Professor Richard Tedlow continues to entertain us, and is joined by many first and second year students, who are apparently now comfortable enough in their new classes to make smart ass comments to entertain their peers. Anyone who has something they would like to submit, please email

Assistant Professor Martinez-Jerez (Financial Reporting and Control): “You thought you were cold called for a random reason?”
Betsy Karamitis (NC): ” I thought it was just for my good looks.”

Thomas Clayton (NC): “This reminds me of something from when I used to work at the Bain Modeling agency.”

[on why he rated case protagonist Taran Swan’s leadership only a 2 on a scale of 1-5]

Steve Zhang (NC): “This is the worst performance review I’ve ever received in my life.”

[describing how much Jack Thomas loves working for Arcon]Leon Wong (NC): “It’s better than sex for him.”

Professor Richard Tedlow (Coming of Managerial Capitalism):
“Let’s just pretend to do a class today.”

[on regions where a specific industry thrives] “There are a lot of people who think that clusters are the greatest thing since night baseball.”

[on the President’s commitment to find Osama bin Laden] “I don’t mean to be critical. I haven’t found the guy either.”

“I’m very conscious of the fact that many of you have little knowledge of
the history of the United States… especially those of you who were educated here in the United States.”

“This is the problem with monopolies. Microsoft doesn’t like me, which is too bad for me.”

[on TV anchorpersons] “You couldn’t find a brain in the head of these people
with a search party.”

“I have principles about lying. I only lie when it can benefit me.”

Amy Rabinowitz (OH): “I’ve never talked to anybody who has ever walked to Iowa.”

James Liu (OD): “The truth is that capitalists want to make money.”

Professor Andre Perold (Investment Management):
“The whole goal here is to die with as much money as you can, right?”

“It does help to read the case.”

“There’s a lot to be said for, if the market’s going to go down, let’s please hurry up and get it over with so we can get on with our lives.”

“Orange juice futures are a better predictor of Florida weather than The Weather Channel.”