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"The aristocracy have always been entrepreneurs. 'Aristocracy' is a Greek word that means the rule of the best--those who are better qualified. Aristocrats had to defend the village against intruders when the Mongols were invading. In that sense, entrepreneurship is really the same thing. Business is about ruling and having responsibilities."  (Heinrich Von Liechtenstein, executive director of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship)

"The key word is flexibility, the ability to adapt constantly. Darwin said it clearly. People thought that he mainly talked about survival of the fittest. What he said was that the species that survive are usually not the smartest or the strongest, but the ones most responsive to change. So being attentive to customers and potential partners is my best advice--after, of course, perseverance and patience."  (Philippe Kahn, founder of Borland International and Starfish Software)

"The moment you make a mistake in pricing, you're eating into your reputation or your profits."  (Katharine Paine, founder of the Delahaye Group)

"There's an assumption by many partners that no matter what happens to their business, they'll be partners forever."  (David Gibbs, of Peabody & Brown)

"We will never try to develop a strategy that wins on price. There is nothing unique about pricing."  (Josh S. Weston, Chairman and CEO of Automatic Data Processing, Inc.)

"Would you take a new prospect into this customer's plant or offices to show off your partnership? If you can't get a good reference from this account--or if you aren't willing to ask for one--you need to re-examine the relationship."  (Robert Miller, Successful Large Account Management)

"Written reports stifle creativity."  (H. Ross Perot)

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them--not something they'd want now."  (Steve Jobs)

"You sell a company twice. First of all, you sell them the product, then you sell them the service."  (Richard Brock, founder, chairman and CEO of Brock Control Systems)

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