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  • "A camel is a horse invented by a committee."
    Sir Alec Issigonis (19061988), British engineer and automobile designer
    Source: Quoted in Guardian (London) (January 14, 2001)
  • "A good team is a great place to be, exciting, stimulating, supportive, successful. A bad team is horrible, a sort of human prison."
    Charles Handy (1932–), Irish business executive and author
    Source: Inside Organisations (1999)
  • "A team of dragons doesn't need a head."
    Stan Shih (1945–), Taiwanese cofounder and former CEO of Acer
    Source: Forbes (September 1998)
  • "Team-building exercises come in many forms but they all trace their roots back to the prison system."
    Scott Adams (1957–), US cartoonist and humorist
    Source: The Dilbert Principle (1996)
  • "Team player: An employee who substitutes the thinking of the herd for his/her own good judgment."
    Anonymous
    Source: Fortune (February 15, 1995)
  • "One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947–), US basketball player
    Source: Star (1986)
  • "People can be themselves only in small comprehensible groups."
    Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (19111977), German-born British economist and conservationist
    Source: Small Is Beautiful (1973)
  • "The desire to stand well with one’s fellows, the so-called human instinct of association, easily outweighs the merely individual interest."
    Elton Mayo (18801949), Australian-born US psychologist
    Source: The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization (1933)
  • "Dividing enemy forces to weaken them is clever, but dividing one’s own team is a grave sin against the business."
    Henri Fayol (18411925), French management theorist and mining engineer
    Source: General and Industrial Management (1916)

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