Bernard Ebbers was a Canadian businessman who was the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of WorldCom, Inc. He was convicted of fraud and conspiracy related to the company's financial collapse in 2002 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was released in December 2018 after serving 13 years of his sentence.
What is the most famous quote by Bernard Ebbers ?
No one will find me to have knowingly committed fraud.— Bernard Ebbers
What can you learn from Bernard Ebbers (Life Lessons)
- Bernard Ebbers' story serves as a reminder of the importance of ethical business practices, as his downfall was caused by his unethical decisions.
- His experience also serves as a warning against taking on too much debt and relying too heavily on borrowed money.
- Finally, his story demonstrates the importance of having a good team of advisors and mentors to help guide important business decisions.
The most blissful Bernard Ebbers quotes that are little-known but priceless
Following is a list of the best Bernard Ebbers quotes, including various Bernard Ebbers inspirational quotes, and other famous sayings by Bernard Ebbers.
The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement.
I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions.
I know what I don't know. To this day, I don't know technology, and I don't know finance or accounting.
We were a fast-growing company, and I was a demanding boss.
I was a pretty good coach and working with marketing was like coaching.
I just want you to know you aren't going to church with a crook.
I didn't have anything to apologize for.
I know I lost my temper, but I tried to be human along the way.
We have the right assets for a fast-growing digital business.
Business quotes by Bernard Ebbers
I put those people in place. I trusted them. I had no idea they would do anything like this.
I guess the one question I will not get today is: When are you going to do anything about cellular?
I expected results.
I don't know technology and engineering. I don't know accounting.
We accelerated our capital spending in the fourth quarter, particularly in international and next-generation network deployment, which should not only sustain future revenue growth but also drive significant cost reductions across all communications services.
Well, you have to understand where we came from.
We are not here because we decided 10 years ago that we were going to be x-size company, and, oh, yeah, Jackson would be a good headquarters. We work here in Mississippi because we started here, and we are certainly happy here. Those of us working out of Jackson intend to continue working out of Jackson.
I have some assets that over time will be worth something. I've been in the process of selling others.
I wasn't ever advised by Scott Sullivan of anything ever being wrong.
Quotations by Bernard Ebbers that are scandal and conviction
I don't know about technology and I don't know about finance and accounting.
Our communications services revenue growth is being driven by continued strong top-line performance in data, Internet and international - three of the fastest growing and most profitable areas within communications services.
I used practically all the money I had available.
We very much regret that our merger with Sprint was not allowed to proceed.
The coach's job is to get the best players and get them to play together.
Our investments in data, Internet and international have been particularly timely and have positioned the company to post industry-leading incremental revenue gains.
I never thought anything like that would have gone on.