Carl Icahn — American Businessman born on February 16, 1936,

Carl Celian Icahn is an American business magnate, investor, activist shareholder, and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City... (wikipedia)

When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything.
I enjoy the hunt much more than the 'good life' after the victory.
You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog.
Don't go in and tell somebody else how to run their business.
In 2008, people who invested in hedge funds needed capital badly, but many of the funds would not return their money. However, I gave money back to any investor who requested it. It was the bottom of the market and a pretty tough time.