From The House of Dimon: How JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon Rose to the Top of the Financial World by Patricia Crisafulli:
I tell people there is a book on every single one of you.
If I want to know you, all I have to do is talk to people who work with you and for you, clients, counterparts at other firms, friends, and relatives. . . . I will know you . . . much better than you think; in fact, maybe even better than if I spent an hour with you or two….
There is a book on everybody, and part of it is to try to make sure you figure out that book.
— JAMIE DIMON, OCTOBER 2002 SPEECH, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, EXECUTIVE MASTER’S PROGRAM