Top 18 Public Company Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Public Company Quotes from famous people such as John Delaney, Marc Andreessen, Jay Samit, Richard Branson, Jon Oringer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

As an entrepreneur and public company CEO, I've dealt w

As an entrepreneur and public company CEO, I’ve dealt with dozens of rollouts, and when unveiling a new product, the operating approach should be, ‘Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.’
John Delaney
I enjoy not being a public company.
Marc Andreessen
As a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and public company CEO, nothing irks me more than when a startup founder talks about wanting to cash in with an initial public offering.
Jay Samit
Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.
Richard Branson
I met with several public company CEOs to learn about their experiences of going public and listened to as many earnings calls as I possibly could.
Jon Oringer
You can’t be an entrepreneur and work in a public company anymore.
Irving Azoff
My management style is one of inclusion, meaning we’re all one team no matter if you’re making an hourly wage at the fulfillment center floor, if you’re a C-staffer from a public company.
Chieh Huang
If you’re going to run a public company, be absolutely certain of what the parameters are, what the clarity is, that you can explain it to yourselves and explain it externally.
Barry Diller
It’s a special thing to be a public company.
David Duffield
Being a public company certainly doesn’t stop you from taking a really long-term time horizon, but it does make it more difficult.
Patrick Collison
The question was, in a sense, at Princeton Review, how much value was I adding as a public company CEO. I was adding less than other people might’ve… I think you want to move on when you’ve given your best work and then feel that you’re not going to add as much value moving forward.
John Katzman
I wish we could be private with Tesla. It actually makes us less efficient to be a public company.
Elon Musk
Being a public company is really terrible for most companies. I’d say Facebook and Google have done a pretty good job of standing up to the incredible quarterly pressure to hit numbers, but most companies – and I’ve observed a lot now – don’t do a very good job of that.
Sam Altman
Venture capital is about capturing the value between the startup phase and the public company phase.
Fred Wilson
I wanted a CFO with public company experience; I needed an HR department, new office space, and a board which could help me grow the business. Insight, the private equity firm I chose, helped me with all that.
Jon Oringer
I’m a CEO of a public company. You have to show decorum.
Ivan Glasenberg
The good parts about being a public company are increased discipline, increased execution and increased transparency to make sure that you are really building a company for a hundred years.
Dan Rosensweig
I always wanted to start a public company and make a lot of money.
Martin Shkreli