Michael Dell

United States
Born on 23 Feb 1965
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist, Author

If you had asked me seven or eight years ago whether there is such a thing as a company that's growing too fast, I probably would have said no. All growth is good and you cannot grow a company too fast. But we learned that this is absolutely not true there is a level of growth that is not only too fast but dangerous and deadly to a company.

Speech to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Technology Conference, Dallas. 'Maximum Speed: Lessons Learned from Managing Hypergrowth' (1998)

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."