are our favorite partnering quotes. We like them because they
condense much partnering wisdom into few words.
once grew by one of two ways; grass roots up, or by acquisition...
Today they grow through alliances - all kinds of dangerous alliances.
Joint ventures and customer partnerings which, by the way, very
few people understand."
Peter F. Drucker
you do not seek out allies and helpers, then you will be isolated
Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"
Those who establish adaptable formations will survive - even if
they are small. While those who establish unadaptable formations
shall perish - even if they are large. So it has been since the
beginning of time."
From The Ancient Book of the Huainan Masters
(a 2000 year old Chinese war text)
forces of a powerful ally can be useful and good to those who
have recourse to them... but are perilous to those who become
dependent on them."
Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince"
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