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Allan Sloan

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 13
Environment Talk I Write

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.

- Allan Sloan

Chance Career Shake

I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.

- Allan Sloan

Think Dig Columnist

Report, report, report. Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don't stop being a reporter because you've become a columnist.

- Allan Sloan

Behind Sources Other

Don't commit to being a columnist unless you're willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources.

- Allan Sloan

Which Columnist Badly

I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.

- Allan Sloan

Gold Better Some

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.

- Allan Sloan

Teamwork Better Columnist

Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.

- Allan Sloan

Seriously Over Trivia

People are treating the Stewart case as seriously as Enron when it's really over trivia.

- Allan Sloan

Country Away Trading

If the government decides to put your life under a microscope, do you think it won't find something? I suspect there's not an adult in the country who would walk away totally unscathed if every aspect of his or her life were investigated the way Stewart's ImClone trading was.

- Allan Sloan

Questions Run Shut

The lesson that any thinking person draws from the Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions, run for your lawyer and don't say a word. Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK.

- Allan Sloan

Voice Perfect Perfect Job

When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.

- Allan Sloan

Some Column Gotten

The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.

- Allan Sloan

Good Depend Away

It's easy to write a good column if you've got good information. It's hard if you have to depend on style alone. I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis. I'm not one of them. You're probably not, either.

- Allan Sloan