Michael Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell

Michael
Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell
1965

Founder and CEO Dell Computers

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I saw that you'd buy a PC for about $3,000, and inside that PC was about $600 worth of parts. IBM would buy most of these parts from other companies, assemble them, and sell the computer to a dealer for $2,000. Then the dealer, who knew very little about selling or supporting computers, would sell it for $3,000, which was even more outrageous.

There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.

Manufacturing jobs today require highly skilled workers who are familiar with computers and technology.

The idea of being all things to all people is a thing of the past.

The best part was the wisdom of the restaurant owner, which I could capture if I came to work a little early. He took great pride in his work and cared about every customer who came through his door.

Customers are voting with their dollars and their feet today,

The open-source collaborative development model, I believe, is built to succeed in the Internet age, and it makes more sense than the proprietary model of some of our competitors.

People consume information better with their eyes.

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.

Believe in what you are doing. If you’ve got an idea that’s really powerful, you’ve just got to ignore the people who tell you it won’t work, and hire people who embrace your vision.

There’s no risk in preserving the status quo, but there’s no profit, either.

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First Name
Michael
Last Name
Dell, fully Michael Saul Dell
Birth Date
1965
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Founder and CEO Dell Computers