How to Make a Small Fortune in the Boardgame Business

Have you ever heard this quotation?

How do you make a small fortune in the boardgame business? Start with a large one.

This quotation often gets attributed to Reiner Knizia, but it is a general statement for just about any hobby/lifestyle business that involves capital investment. Here are some other examples:

The funny thing is that in just about each of these industries, someone attributes the origin of the quotation to a specific individual in that business. Clearly this saying originated from some context... wonder where?