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Allocation Quotes

We’ve collected the best Allocation Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Adam Lashinsky, Robert C. Merton, Neil Blumenthal, Rebecca MacKinnon, Daniel Kahneman. Use them as an inspiration.

Tesla has humiliated established carmakers with its brilliant vision. But Detroit, Turin, Stuttgart, and so on have understood scale as well as capital allocation for decades. Such gargantuan tasks could yet humiliate Tesla.
All companies – and not just startupsface the same eternal challenge: resource allocation.
There’s a lot of politics over who gets the next allocation of Congressional funding.
Negotiations over a shrinking pie are especially difficult because they require an allocation of losses. People tend to be much more easygoing when they bargain over an expanding pie.
Most chief executives rise to that position by being good operating managers. Few have extensive experience or training with capital allocation. What CEO wants to return excess cash to shareholders when it could be used to expand his or her empire?
I think that the first thing is you should have a strategic asset allocation mix that assumes that you don’t know what the future is going to hold.
In various countries around the world, assets that had previously been in the hands of governments were sold off to the private sector in the hope that this would lead to a more efficient allocation, that these assets would be put to better use.
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Textbooks describe economics as the study of the allocation of scarce resources. That definition may be the ‘what,’ but it certainly is not the ‘why.’
As I looked across the company, there are three things that keep coming up that we need to work on: culture, our operating rigor, and capital allocation.
The lens of contract focuses predominantly on gains from trade whereas orthodoxy is focused on resource allocation.
Oliver E. Williamson
Unlike a normal venture fund, we never stop raising capital. We can always absorb new capital on the platform and into the next deal as long as we feel it won‘t distort the allocation and the pricing.
Unless you believe that politicians and agencies are above a money grab, especially if it can be justified under the auspices of a public health emergency, then you should favor prudent, careful allocation of resources with accountability on the front end and follow-up after the fact.
If someone really wants my company’s business, why shouldn’t he be able to do everything he can – including paying me off – to get that business? Because bribery encourages people to make decisions based on the wrong criteria, which means in the business world that it distorts the efficient allocation of resources.
Although labor income is by far the largest component of gross national product, a job is not just a commodity. For many, work is an important reason for living. Even for those who are less fortunate in their allocation of work, being unemployed is a miserable state.
Dale T. Mortensen
The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief.
Robert Trout
Never underrate the importance of asset allocation.
I have long believed the corporate world is plagued by poor capital allocation decisions.