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Evan Davis – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Evan Davis

 

It’s amazing, if you know what you want to say, how fast it is to write.

– Evan Davis


In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade.

– Evan Davis


Someday we’ll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.

– Evan Davis


Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.

– Evan Davis


I’ve always been scared of advertising folk. I’ve met them at parties and I’ve been to their offices and I’ve always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box.

– Evan Davis


But beginners to the World Economics Forum have to understand there is no single Davos experience, and there is no single Davos community either. There are numerous tribes who interact only at a minimal level.

– Evan Davis


We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too.

– Evan Davis


Being funny, it turns out, is like being a bank. It’s a confidence trick. As long as everyone believes in you, you are fine.

– Evan Davis


We Brits print banknotes out in Debden in Essex, and have contracted it out to the private sector. Here in the U.S. it is a government operation right in the heart of Washington next door to the Holocaust Museum.

– Evan Davis


The new industries are brainy industries and so-called knowledge workers tend to like to be near other people who are the same. Think of the City of Hollywood. People cluster. This means you have winning regions, such as London and Cambridge, and losing regions. The people who want to be top lawyers in Sunderland are hoovered up by London.

– Evan Davis


For industry to settle in a country, you first need electricity for electricity, you need some trained workers for trained workers, you need some schools for schools you need some money for money, you need some industry.

– Evan Davis


Men don’t know much about women. We do know when they’re happy. We know when they’re crying, and we know when they’re pissed off. We just don’t know in what order these are gonna come at us.

– Evan Davis