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Henri Deterding, fully Henri Wilhelm August Deterding

Dutch Businessman, Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Oil Company

"The future belongs to those who are virile, to whom it is a pleasure to live, to create, to whet their intelligence on that of the others."

"There is a master key to success with which no man can fail. Its name is simplicity. Simplicity, I mean, in the sense of reducing to the simplest possible terms every problem that besets us. Whenever I have met a business proposition which, after taking thought, I could not reduce to simplicity, I have left it alone."