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  • "If you want to ruin your family business, give it to your eldest son."
    Report by social scientists at the London School of Economics.
    Source: Quoted in the Independent (London) (January 14, 2008)
  • "I have concluded that it is in the best interests of those whom this institution serves for that mission to be carried forward under new leadership."
    Paul Wolfowitz (1943–), US diplomat and former head of the World Bank
    Statement on resigning from the World Bank amid claims that his girlfriend, who worked for the Bank, received favourable treatment
    Source: Quoted in the New York Times (May 17, 2007)
  • "In all industries, including the media, a few names are as common as muck. This isn't talent telling, it's unashamed favoritism."
    Referring to nepotism.
    Source: Guardian (London) (July 27, 2000)
  • "The presumption that because you share a surname with someone who is good at their job, you'll be good at it too, is patently nonsense. Yet nothing seems to help you more in life than your signature."
    Referring to nepotism.
    Source: Guardian (London) (July 27, 2000)
  • "You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they've seen high rewards."
    Narayana Murthy (1946–), Indian cofounder of Infosys
    Source: Forbes (June 2000)
  • "I avoided the company because I wanted the opportunity to have a track record of starting a business where you are not the boss's son."
    James Murdoch (1973–), British CEO and chairman of News Corporation, Europe, and Asia
    Referring to his father, Rupert Murdoch.
    Source: Forbes (July 1998)

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