1: “Business heroes are defined by the quality of the ideas around which they build their organizations, the depth of the humanity with which they guide their colleagues, and the humility with which they approach the truly difficult challenge of making positive change in perilous times... Who are a couple of my business heroes? I'd start with Arkadi Kuhlmann." - Bill Taylor, Harvard Business Review
3: "It's amazing how simple starting a revolution can be."
5: “We looked around and said, ‘The banking business is bust, the consumer always loses.’ Then we said, ‘How can we do something radically different?’” – Arkadi Kuhlmann
6: Maverick [mav-er-ik, mav-rik]: -noun a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas. Synonyms: rebel, cowboy; free thinker
7: "He's a colorful guy. He rides Harleys. He's kind of a wild man. He reads palms. But that's not why he's a maverick. He's a maverick because the idea behind his business is to lead Americans back to saving." - Polly LaBarre, American Morning, Feb. 2008
8: "The journey is 90% of the reward."
9: "Arkadi Kuhlmann, chairman and president of ING Direct USA, is one of my favorite CEOs, and an unquestioned success. He's brash, colorful, outspoken — in terms of his style, he personifies the sense of freedom and innovation that drives so many businesspeople today." - Bill Taylor, Harvard Business Review, June 2011
10: "Arkadi Kuhlmann, ING Direct's CEO, gives third-graders a lesson in handling money as part of Teach Children to Save Day." -The News Journal
11: "Leadership is about service, and you can't lead if you can't follow. It's never about you. It is always about the mission. And people will follow you if you're prepared to get a mission done, something with a goal that is a little bit beyond the reach of all of us." - Arkadi Kuhlmann
12: "If you live by it, you'll be in control of your financial life. If everybody lives by it, we'll live in a stronger nation. It's a declaration of financial independence that will put your future into your own hands, where it was always meant to be." - Arkadi Kuhlmann
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