By the time I stepped down as Xerox's CEO in 2009 - and as chairman in January 2010 - Xerox had become the vibrant, profitable and revitalized company that it still is today. What made the difference was a strong turnaround plan, dedicated people and a firm commitment from company leaders.— Anne M. Mulcahy
Undeniable Xerox quotations
Crankiness is a human attribute that when people walk in the door of Xerox, they remain human. The best way to get the best out of people is to not force them to be something other than they naturally are. Now what do they have to be? They have to be respectful. You can't be ridiculously disrespectful.
Gutenberg made everybody a reader. Xerox makes everybody a publisher.
DNA has been aptly described as the first three-dimensional Xerox machine.
Comin' from the school of hard knocks, Some perpetrate.
..they drink Clorox. Attack the black, cause I know they lack exact The cold facts, and still they try to Xerox.
My drawing came out of editorial-style cartoons.
Music was one thing and art was another, and there weren't really any standards for my art. My work was just drawings. They weren't done with any aspirations of becoming a part of punk scene. They weren't about punk. They were just collections of drawings, some of which I xeroxed and sold.
Entire families work for Xerox.
I don't think paper will go away. I do believe that the value of paper will change, and Xerox is working on changing that value. Consider a color page. Actual life is in color, but you keep reproducing it in black and white. You remove value. It's a bad thing to do.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide.
A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.
The universe is just a big Xerox machine. It simply produces copies of your thoughts.
I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn't my environment.
My advice is never let a publicist call you a 'visionary.
' I've hung out with the visionaries at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. I've been a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. I wouldn't touch 'visionary' with a 10-foot pole.
I left Xerox for the non-profit sector because it was clear to me that only public/private partnerships can pull off a turnaround plan at the scale we need to tackle global poverty.
When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company's situation was dire.
Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees.
If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan - or a company like Xerox - then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.
Xerox is really good at managing documents, and we're definitely good at managing through a process.
This old notion that work is drudgery is nonsense.
Most days, even back when Xerox was under siege, I could not wait to get to the office.
Lifting whole passages from someone else's speeches is not change you can believe in. It's change you can Xerox.
I don't even know how to spell 'legacy!
It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy.
When I made coffee and Xeroxed and distributed newspapers at ABC News, I thought my life was over.
I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.
When Steve Jobs toured Xerox PARC and saw computers running the first operating system that used Windows and a mouse, he assumed he was looking at a new way to work a personal computer. He brought the concept back to Cupertino and created the Mac, then Bill Gates followed suit, and the rest is history.
All I did my first year at Vogue was Xerox.
Rhyme written in graffiti xeroxed on blueprints, students influenced are now a nuisance.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, private diplomacy died.
There's no such thing as secrecy. It's just a question of whether it's leaked or revealed openly.
If you go to Norway, Finland, Russia or Australia, youll see Xerox or Fuji-Xerox people, not just the name on the door. We have human beings who live and work and serve customers everywhere around the globe.
The inventor of the Xerox machine will, I am sure, find a special place reserved for him on one of the inner circles of Dante's Inferno.
I feel like I'm drowning. Every night, I'm carrying home loads of things to read but I'm too exhausted. I keep clipping things and Xeroxing them and planning to read them eventually, but I just end up throwing it all away and feeling guilty.
I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills.
Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space.
They didn't do well in the consumer market, but they're not a consumer brand. They don't even know how to spell consumer.
The artwork for the record is kind of an homage to that.
It's a collage, which rhymes with homage, I just realized. It's an homage to this kind of almost like a teenager's idea of what the future might look like, if he were using a Xerox machine and cut-and-pasting it together. Which is exactly what we did to come up with the artwork.
I think where the criticism of videogames come from is where videogames are just Xeroxes of films, and when you get a film adaptation of that game, you've just Xeroxed something twice. I think that's where a lot of the criticism comes from - there are ultra-violent games that are already based on a million films. But there's definitely beauty and art and design in games. I don't think anybody could deny that.