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Entry from August 05, 2013
“Never let your money get mad”

"Don’t/Never let your money get mad” is a favored saying of oilman and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “One of Jones’ pet phrases is: ‘Never let your money get mad.’ Translated, it means all decisions should be made in a dispassionate, businesslike manner” was cited in print in 1997. The expression was dubbed “an old oil-field axiom” that Jerry Jones lives by in a 1993 newspaper story.

“Don’t ever let your money get mad” appears to have first been cited in print in the 1950s. (The Google Books date might be inaccurate.)


Google Books
Proceedings of the Midwinter Meeting
Super Market Institute
1953
Pg. 10:
In the period ahead, when competition is certain to become more intense, it would be well for all of us to remember a favorite saying of a friend of mine: “Don’t ever let your money get mad.”

Google Books
The Rice Journal
Volumes 81-83
1978
Pg. 43:
My dad used to tell me, when I was younger, “Get as mad as you want and raise all the hell that you can, to vent all this frustration; but don’t let your money get mad.”

29 August 1993, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Insiders,” Sports, pg. 4:
“Never let your money get mad,” is an old oil-field axiom that Jerry Jones and McCoy live by.

31 August 1997, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “The NFL Report,” Sports, pg. 10:
One of Jones’ pet phrases is: “Never let your money get mad.” Translated, it means all decisions should be made in a dispassionate, businesslike manner.

Sound Politics (WA)
Don’t wait. Just “don’t let your money get mad.”
Posted by: Danny on August 9, 2005 02:03 PM

Implode-Explode Forums
icenvegas
Re: Am I/You the stupid one?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top
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Rule #4. Dont let your money get mad. Money is a commodity to be used and traded, not as a weapon, or thing to hold power over you, make the financial decisions based on objective thought, rather than impulsive and emotional reaction

ESPN
Originally Published: April 2, 2008
There’s method to Jerry’s mad pursuit of Pacman
Given his roller-coaster ride in business, Jerry Jones’ bid for Pacman Jones is child’s play. The Cowboys’ owner has a history of taking risks on NFL malcontents, Matt Mosley writes.

By Matt Mosley
(...)
Jones, who is fond of saying “don’t let your money get mad,” will have a tough time leaving the bargaining table.

Twitter
mike fisher‏
@fishsports
to all yalls agent/Mavs question: I borrow from my man Jerry Jones: ‘Never let your money get mad.’
8:44 AM - 1 Mar 12

Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram—Sky Talk blog
August 06, 2012
Schnurman: American unions on the hot seat over contract vote
MITCH_SCHNURMAN
Jerry Jones likes to say, “Don’t let your money get mad.”

That’s easier to do if you have a lot of it, like the Dallas Cowboys owner, but it’s a solid principle for regular folks, too – especially union workers at American Airlines.

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Jim Crandell‏
@JimCrandell
Ever heard the business adage: Never let your money get mad.”? Some people apparently have not.
9:55 AM - 12 May 13

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