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isn't my responsibility anymore. I can grumble when it goes
down and rejoice when it goes up, but it's not my responsibility.
Of course, the deal made not only Donald and me wealthy, but
we saw that most of the big people in our place all got a share.
One of the reasons that we've just been able to get a
trio of the most important people from Simon and Schuster was
that Boss Shimkin there ignored them when he made a big stock
deal for himself and didn't think of anybody else. This was
fatally short-sighted on his part and typical, I may say.
That's why this unique trio was ripe for plucking. We didn't
raid them. They were leaving Simon and Schuster, anyway.
They knew that they weren't going to get anywhere there.
Today salaries don't mean much to people because they
all go in taxes. Everybody wants capital gains. That's the
only way you can build up a respectable private reserve today.
We saw to it that a lot of our people got RCA stock, and options.
Of course when we made the RCA deal, Donald and I found
ourselves with more money than we ever dreamed we'd have. I
don't know what good it really is. I was getting everything
that I wanted, anyway, but it's nice to have this additional
reserve. It adds worry, but it's nice to have!
I love that “adds worry” because it does. You run up-
stairs--I think it's interesting--at 10:30 to see how the
stock market is going.
Yes. I like to see what RCA has opened at. Of course
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