The Tao of Dimon: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's Most Memorable Quotes

Jamie Dimon is one of the most successful, well-known and outspoken bank executives around. The JPMorgan Chase and former Bank One CEO is known not only for his executive prowess, but also his colorful quotes. Whether the subject is regulation, mortgages, the role of government in the financial system or any number of other topics, Dimon has provided financial reporters with many colorful quotes throughout the years. Here are some of his most memorable.
May 24, 2012


6. Serving the Cause

These people are patriots-not mercenaries-who are allowing us to take control of our destiny.

— Dimon wrote these words in a 2002 annual report of Bank One, where he was chairman before it merged with JPMorgan Chase. He was referring to the bank's hiring of 1,700 IT professionals over the previous year-and-a-half. Dimon was known as an advocate for "insourcing" and keeping technology in-house rather than outsourcing it to outside firms.

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