By Jessica Shambora
December 16, 2008

“If I had perfect foresight, I would never have taken this job in the first place.”

— Richard Syron, the former CEO of Freddie Mac

, in the current issue of Time, dubbed The List Issue. The Top 10 Quotes of 2008 includes Syron’s remark and is one of a myriad of lists — Top 10 Best Business Deals, Top 10 Worst Business Deals, Top 10 Financial Collapses — that prove this to be the business world’s most high-wire year ever. For the full list of lists, Time‘s Top 10 Everything of 2008, click here.

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