Top Quotes from Shahid Khan

Shahid Khan Quotes

If you aren’t learning, you are regressing, because more growth comes from failure than from success.

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I’ve lived the American Dream and had a great life. Immigration and religion and racial tolerance are the foundation of this country.

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Nobody cares about ’60 Minutes.’ Everybody cares about the Jaguars. Isn’t that amazing?

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In a way, NAFTA is like a scrambled egg. How do you unscramble an egg? The value chains are so interwoven that it would be very difficult to do that. But government policies force us to look for ways to unscramble it.

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Discretion is a very valuable asset.

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I’ve said this before: a homeless guy in Detroit has more mojo than a millionaire in Jacksonville.

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Washing dishes gave me the sense of empowerment and feeling that I control my destiny.

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You balance sport and business by having a sustainable model for a club and by winning. Because winning makes people feel better.

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I’m from the colonies, so I remember when the sun never set on the British Empire.

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Urban living is an intersection of business and personal life.

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You can do anything you want to do. You have to work hard, you have to create your own luck, and you have to have some luck also.

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It’s not an easy thing to captive-breed a falcon. You need to take extreme care of its diet and exercise and keep it close to its natural environment. Whenever the birds take ill, I only use Ayurveda to cure them.

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My priority is to ensure the club and Craven Cottage each have a viable and sustainable Premier League future that fans of present and future generations can be proud of.

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One good thing about being in business is you learn to compromise. And so you learn to strike a deal that maybe isn’t what you were looking for but is better than what you’ve got.

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You have to take the time to live in a place to collect all the pieces, develop a vision. You can’t just go to Home Depot and buy everything.

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I can control my destiny; I control my life.

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Football is about as popular as it can be in the U.S. The upside, the expansion and growth lies overseas.

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You go through life and learn valuable lessons.

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I really believe in fate or destiny, and I believe the Jacksonville Jaguars were my destiny. I believe, when it’s all said and done, it couldn’t have worked out better for me… man, oh man, this was just perfect.

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I’ll be spending most of my time really relating to the fans and developing the relationships. The rebirth, really, of the franchise in Jacksonville where we will win on and off the field.

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As an engineer, I learned that a long time ago: you don’t want to get into a rational discussion about irrational subjects.

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Throwing money on the fire is normally not the solution to every problem. You put the fire out by listening to the people who are smarter than you are.

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I think imagination is a crazy thing, and that’s what makes the world go around.

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Cold calling is about developing social skills and getting used to rejection. We are constantly selling something to somebody.

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It doesn’t matter how hard you work, there are forces that kind of prevent you from being the best you can be.

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I would encourage someone to go to Brazil and try to do business there. BRIC countries get a lot of hype, but business there is brutal.

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I love it. In the NFL, you win or you lose, and the money still shows up.

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The bedrock of this country are immigration and, really, a great separation between church and state.

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There’s a lot of young talent. I felt strongly that we wanted somebody with a great football mind who’d make it their mission to succeed. And a coach, likewise. Somebody young, energetic, open.

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I learned analytics. It’s a point of reference, of information. It has to be a factor in decision making.

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When I got there, there were two sides: business and football. Business I understand. It was pretty obvious to me what we had to do. But the football side was like the Holy Grail.

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Toronto is a world-class city. You don’t have a debate here about immigration because you need it to just maintain your pensions: that’s dependent on people coming in to fund that. And again, I don’t want to be controversial, but I think the average education level in Canada is probably higher than in the United States.

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In just my interaction, I go to factories, and I talk to our employees. And in Canada, they have had a least a year or two more education. It’s like, almost, I never run into anybody who hasn’t finished high school. And in the United States, you have a lot who dropped out of 11th grade or whatever.

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I discovered the Four Seasons brand many years ago. There is a certain magic.

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In the auto industry, I spent years perfecting processes. Now, the successes and failures don’t get the kind of publicity obviously NFL football does.

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We have the talent in place, and I think if you are a Jaguars fan, you should be excited, and you should have some expectations that we’re going to be a sustainable, winning organization now.

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I almost felt like I knew London before the first time I went there.

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People will stop me on the street, and they know – Jaguars. It’s a certain street recognition we didn’t have years ago.

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As a fan, there are times you get frustrated as to what you think a team ought to be doing.

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You can’t confuse safety with religion or national origin.

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I love architecture, but I learned early on that architects just don’t make a lot of money.

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There are 320 million American dreams. Go get yours.

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I’ve gotten to know them and love everything about the people of Jacksonville. There is an energy and a youth factor here that you don’t typically associate with Florida. There’s a real vitality. It’s energizing.

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I feel I have to play a role to help Jacksonville achieve big things, to achieve its potential. There is opportunity here, and sometimes it isn’t always evident, but it’s there.

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We have made a great effort to stabilize the Jaguars, and London has played a key part in that. We see the Jaguars as an engine and catalyst for the overall growth of Jacksonville, and I believe we have proven our commitment beyond a doubt.

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Jacksonville has exceptionally good talent in the areas of modality activities.

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I have a huge affinity with London, and I have a lot of relatives here – now and before I was born. I pretty much look at London as the centre of the universe.

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The great thing about the NFL is that you get into it for love, and you realise it is a fabulous business.

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The NFL is one of the few sports where it’s possible to tear things down and start again.

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Whenever I was flying commercial, I would land in Chicago, and they would announce, ‘Get your passports out.’ It happened so often, I would walk to the front of the plane and say, ‘You’re looking for me. Just take me; it will be easier for everybody else.

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I had to overcome a lot of barriers. Until 1947, it was illegal for people from the subcontinent to migrate to the U.S. The subcontinentals were the last ethnic minority to gain citizenship. You assimilate. My name was too hard. They said, ‘Shad is what we are calling you.’ You go with the flow.

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I can help as chairperson, and Fulham can help our NFL effort. Collectively, these synergies will help everybody.

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