My top 10 quotes on collaboration

The fundamental driver of our success at Virgin has, and will always be, our people working together. To be successful in business, and in life, you need to connect and collaborate.

To stress the importance of working together here are my top 10 quotes on collaboration:

10.     “Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.” – Amit Ray

9.     “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford 

8.     “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

7.     “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock 

6.     “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson

5.     "The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind." – Thomas Carlyle

4.     "Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work." – Vince Lombardi

3.     "It takes two flints to make a fire." – Louisa May Alcott

2.     “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

1.  “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” - Reid Hoffman


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