Never acquire a business, however good it may appear to be, unless you are either guaranteed continuity of management or you are in a position to replace the management immediately with people in whose capacity you are confident and whom you can trust.

Charles Carmine Forte, Baron Forte – British caterer and hotelier (1908-2007), from “Forte: The Autobiography of Charles Forte” (1986), found by Dr. Markus Elsässer (German investor, b. 1956), Quotations book 2020