„Be stubborn on the vision, but flexible on the details.“

—  Jeff Bezos

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American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. 1964

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„The details are not the details. These make the design.“

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—  Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

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„In its flexibility and in its wide-open opportunities, this is the total Utopia.“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002

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