Great Abigail P Johnson Quotes

Even a small reduction in errors and rework can have a significant impact.

I’m a believer. I’m one of the few standing before you today from a large financial services company that has not given up on digital currencies.

I love this stuff – bitcoin, ethereum, block chain technology – and what the future holds.

Change is something that is expected and, therefore, not resisted.

Don’t assume that the answers are out there in the form of somebody else already doing something. Sometimes they are. But you have to think beyond that.

Sometimes you can gradually improve things. But sometimes, they don’t work, and you’ve just got to just say: Let’s grind this baby to a halt.

On career and family – Trust your instincts.

Independent thinking is one of the things most valued in an investment professional.

“I demand pretty aggressive goal setting and a commitment to measured progress towards those goals because I don’t like surprises. I don’t even like good surprises.”

I knew that I wanted to have a family but I knew that I wanted a career. I wanted it to be exciting, fast paced and challenging and something that would last for decades.”

On career and family – “Trust your instincts.”

“Investment management is an excellent career for women because it is based on your intellectual capability, your ability to do analyses, your results are very quantifiable and nobody can take those results away from you. They are yours.”

“Independent thinking is one of the things most valued in an investment professional.”

“I am in a traditional financial services business – but we at Fidelity can see that the evolution of technology is setting our industry up for disruption. What if this technology could do for the transfer of value what the Internet did for the transfer of information?”

“The answer and the right answer for you and your organization might not be something that has been done before.”

There’s a time that may come in an organization where leading by influence is not enough. When things are not going the way they need to go, there’s a time when one has to step up… to set the organization back on the right direction.

Never trust a decision you don’t want your mother to know about. How’s that for a brilliant insight?

If I have this child? Why wasn’t it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!

No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. Every day, you get up and the world is changing; your customers are expecting more from you. Your competitors are putting pressure on you by doing more and trying to beat you here and beat you there.