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  A well-conceived product excels at what it does. It's close to being functionally flawless - like a Ziploc bag, a radio from Tivoli Audio, a Philips Sonicare toothbrush, a Nespresso coffee maker or Google's home page.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It's the only insurance against irrelevance. It's the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty. It's the only strategy for out-performing a dismal economy.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  If there are rules and regulations, I can't help it, I want to break them.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  It doesn't matter much where your company sits in its industry ecosystem, nor how vertically or horizontally integrated it is - what matters is its relative 'share of customer value' in the final product or solution, and its cost of producing that value.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  Top-down authority structures turn employees into bootlickers, breed pointless struggles for political advantage, and discourage dissent.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  I don't know whether the universe contains any evidence of intelligent design, but I can assure you that thousands of everyday products do not.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  Online hierarchies are inherently dynamic. The moment someone stops adding value to the community, his influence starts to wane.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki
  

  It doesn't matter much where your company sits in its industry ecosystem, nor how vertically or horizontally integrated it is - what matters is its relative 'share of customer value' in the final product or solution, and its cost of producing that value.  
 -  Ayumi Hamasaki