Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ouch! It's just what happens in an internet world

Xerox’s Mulcahy Named CEO of the Year: You’re Kidding, Right?
read at The Corner Office | BNET:
"And the winner is …Where to begin on 2008’s winner? Let’s start with Xerox. First, who cares? Seriously, it’s a depressing story, if anything. One of the great innovative companies of our time which essentially gave all its ideas and intellectual property away and is now a forgotten B2B enterprise with a market cap of $6 billion, right up there with other once-important, has-been companies like Sun, Ford and US Steel."
There's much more at the link, but I'll leave it there. It's not consistent with the rules here, respect and tough love. But it's worth the read. Filter out the tone and read the content.
"Has been". . . "forgotten B2B enterprise". I know we can do much better than that.

But we better face the facts in order to fix them. Perceptions, not business plans, drive stock price. Nobody is interested in a "depressing" story. The frustrating part is that Xerox could be way cool. All we have to do is "be everything we can be."
Xerox YouTube channel?
Xerox Network News?
Xerox used to mean Copy. Now, Xerox means Print.
Google it. Find it. Xerox it. Anywhere.

Distribute globally. Print locally.

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