Quotes by: Harry Triguboff
I employ thousands of people, maybe 5,000 or 6,000. In my mind, they are all doing well. Because if they are not doing well in their minds, I'm not as strong as I could be.
I'm easy. Very easy. I'll tell you why I am easy. If someone is no good, I get rid of them. It is no good being tough on somebody who can't do the job. If he can do the job, then there is no point in being tough with him.
My properties are very good income-producing buildings, so I will have a very good stream of profit even if I can't sell.
My interest is in the Wests Tigers. Nobody can support a team that is all the time on the bottom; that's a waste of time.
I don't think I have to combat Airbnb. It is like comparing Tiffany to a shop that sells things for one dollar.
There's always room for an operator like Airbnb, but it's quite a different thing to my serviced apartments. Airbnb is a different market - it has nothing to do with me.
The market is good when the local people are in it and believe in it and support it. That's what I want.
I fire very little because I try to be very careful when I select people. If you know how to select, you don't fire often.
The Chinese were good to us. The war years for us Russians in China were very good years.
We looked into and tested the Airbnb website and found the inquiries generated were at price points substantially lower than the market is prepared to pay us directly. It was clear that there were no real synergies between the level of our offering and what Airbnb clientele is looking for.
I would consider selling the whole company; I wouldn't like to sell just part of it, but on the other hand, I have a grandson intent on following my footsteps and another grandson in another couple of years.