Carl Icahn Unleashed
Someone recently asked me to name some of the attributes of successful investment managers. The first thing on my list is always passion. Great investors love investing and often don’t want to do anything else. Say what you will about Carl Icahn, but it is clear he loves it. See quote below from this new Forbes article.
Icahn sold his 177-foot yacht because he got bored spending time on it; the investor has discovered that, for him, happiness means pursuing his activism actively. “What else am I going to do?” Icahn asks rhetorically. “Sit at boring dinner parties?” He says this with a wave of the hand, leaning back in his chair.