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  • "The key to using the Internet to extend and build relationships is to view ownership of information differently—you need to bring customers inside your business to create information partnerships … relationships become the differentiator, more than products or services. Businesses become intertwined."
    Michael Dell (1965–), US founder, CEO, and chairman of Dell, Inc.
    Source: Speech (March 3, 1999)
  • "The speed of the Internet provides a fundamentally different perspective on how business relationships occur … The approach relies on collaboration, not on competition … on sharing information, and understanding what we as businesses do best."
    Michael Dell (1965–), US founder, CEO, and chairman of Dell, Inc.
    Speech to the Executives’ Club of Chicago.
    Source: “NetSpeed: The Supercharged Effect of the Internet” (October 23, 1998)
  • "Only recently have people begun to recognise that working with suppliers is just as important as listening to customers."
    Barry J. Nalebuff (1958–), US author and management academic
    Source: Co-opetition (cowritten with Adam M. Brandenburger, 1997)
  • "Virtually all economic activity in the contemporary world is carried out not by individuals but by organizations that require a high degree of social cooperation."
    Francis Fukuyama (1952–), US economist and writer
    Source: Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (1995)
  • "When you collaborate with other people, you tend to regard your own individual contribution as the most important."
    Yang Jiang (1911–), Chinese playwright and writer
    Source: A Cadre School Life (1980)
  • "Successful cooperation in or by formal organizations is the abnormal, not the normal, condition."
    Chester Barnard (18861961), US business executive and management theorist
    Source: Organization and Management (1948)
  • "Corporations can have no soul but they can love each other."
    Henry Demarest Lloyd (18471903), US journalist and reformer
    Source: Wealth Against Commonwealth (1894)
  • "Men will find that they can … avoid far more easily the perils which beset them on all sides by united action."
    Baruch Spinoza (16321677), Dutch philosopher
    Source: Ethics (1677), pt. 4, proposition 35, note

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