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Old 01-20-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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I have wondered why Xerox missed the entire PC market along with IBM. After reading through the Bickerson's insult fest I have learned that it was another case of the marketing tail wagging the engineering dog. I do not find this surprising as the marketers are basically salesmen and are much better at selling their, frequently unfounded, ideas to a gullible management than are the engineers. What I am continuously amazed by is just how gullible most management really is. I suppose it is because the way to the top is frequently through sales and degenerate liars are the easiest to fool.

Indeed Xerox is about the worst company in history that wasn't and actual criminal conspiracy. Would someone please offer an explanation as to why 3M is so consistently successful?
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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I have wondered why Xerox missed the entire PC market along with IBM. After reading through the Bickerson's insult fest I have learned that it was another case of the marketing tail wagging the engineering dog. I do not find this surprising as the marketers are basically salesmen and are much better at selling their, frequently unfounded, ideas to a gullible management than are the engineers. What I am continuously amazed by is just how gullible most management really is. I suppose it is because the way to the top is frequently through sales and degenerate liars are the easiest to fool.

Indeed Xerox is about the worst company in history that wasn't and actual criminal conspiracy. Would someone please offer an explanation as to why 3M is so consistently successful?
“marketing tail wagging the engineering dog”
That sums up why Novell lost out to Microsoft for PC networks. Novell was the clear leader for those that worked in IT. Microsoft wined and dined the clueless CEO’s and sold their inferior product to the “gullible management” morons.
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