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What I learned from J.P. Morgan
Bill Gross
Managing director, Pimco

On my office walls are pictures of three people: J.P. Morgan, who taught me that it is character, not assets, that counts most; Jesse Livermore, who taught me that it is important to "know thyself"; and Bernard Baruch, who taught me that "two and two always equal four" and that no one has ever invented a way to get something for nothing.

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Last updated July 22 2008: 11:27 AM ET
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