Harry Markopolos Quotes For Success In Life

Harry M. Markopolos is an American former securities industry executive and forensic accounting and financial fraud investigator. These Harry Markopolos quotes will motivate you.

Best Harry Markopolos Quotes

  1. “Government has coddled, accepted, and ignored white-collar crime for too long. It is time the nation woke up and realized that it’s not the armed robbers or drug dealers who cause the most economic harm, it’s the white-collar criminals living in the most expensive homes who have the most impressive resumes who harm us the most. They steal our pensions, bankrupt our companies, and destroy thousands of jobs, ruining countless lives.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  2. “I’ve found that wherever there is one cockroach in plain sight, many more are lurking behind the corner out of view.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  3. “I don’t know how I could have been more explicit. I gave them a roadmap and a flashlight, but they didn’t go where I told them to go, they didn’t look where I told them to look, they didn’t tell the people I told them to call.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  4. “Now, a 45-degree angle is not something we deal with in finance. It’s something you see in a high school geometry class. A performance like that has never been recorded in human history.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  5. “Madoff Securities is the world’s largest Ponzi scheme.” ~ Harry Markopolos

  6. “We have to take personal responsibility. The government didn’t do its job when the institutions needed to be held accountable. If you see something’s wrong, you can’t just turn the other way. The regulatory system was totally rotten from top to bottom.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  7. “A super-sized fraud of this magnitude was bound to happen given the lack of regulation of these off-shore entities.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  8. “The best thing you can say about offshore investors is that they’re tax cheats in their home countries.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  9. “We as the American people have to hold ourselves accountable because we didn’t hold our government accountable.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  10. “I have … spoken to the heads of various Wall Street equity derivatives trading desks and every single one of the senior managers I spoke with told me that Bernie Madoff was a fraud. Of course, no one wants to take an undue career risk by sticking their head up … The fewer people who know who wrote this report the better. I am worried about the personal safety of myself and my family.” ~ Harry Markopolos
  11. “The SEC now is 3500 chickens, and we need to get some foxes in there.” ~ Harry Markopolos

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