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Kevin Rollins Quotes and Sayings

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Consumer electronics is a challenging one.
- Kevin Rollins

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

The weakness in the company is if we fail to execute.
- Kevin Rollins

Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the
field in terms of partners,
but then hire in project management capability and
a bit of technical capability.
- Kevin Rollins

 

When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony
called the Sony Walkman -
a rage,
everyone had to have one.
Well, you don't hear about the Walkman anymore.
- Kevin Rollins

I'm the one who made many of the bold comments that
we'd seen the technologies from AMD as pretty good.
Their technology in many areas was leading.
But those are transient.
- Kevin Rollins

We own 18 percent of just the PC business.
Now that's only about 60 percent of our business today.
- Kevin Rollins

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Most of the services staff is for the larger corporations,
not so much for small and medium businesses because
they cannot afford an extensive services army.
- Kevin Rollins

You cannot have companies where many of the largest
ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag,
and IBM is the most recent example of that.
- Kevin Rollins

I believe that one-product wonders come and go.
- Kevin Rollins

I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD.
The products have been getting better.
The acceptance is getting better.
But we have not been suffering as a company for either
growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD.
- Kevin Rollins

It might take some here and there, but Apple's market
share in the global computer business has really shrunk pretty far,
and where they've been making success recently is not
in the computer business but in the iPod music business.
- Kevin Rollins

We think we have a responsibility.
And I think it's important for all of us in the Western
world to realize that we've all been blessed a lot
and if you go to these parts they don't have a lot,
even before the tsunami.
- Kevin Rollins

Intel's still our main partner.
We have not announced anything with AMD and don't have anything planned,
but we're constantly being aware to make sure our customers get the best technology.
- Kevin Rollins

So when we go into a large hardware bid,
there is usually a services component that is part of that.
So as we enter these deals, we tend to talk about the
capabilities and what else needs to be done,
and from there the bid might expand beyond hardware to the services.
- Kevin Rollins

Well, you would have to say what is the criteria to
determine the success of any merger? It would have
to be that the companies are stronger financially,
that they took market share, and they are on a very
steady footing in terms of their performance.
- Kevin Rollins

There would not be enough talent that's educated,
developed and ready to take on the next leadership challenge,
and it would cap our growth.
Now we've put programs in place not to have that happen,
but that could be a weakness.
- Kevin Rollins

What we learned several years ago was that one of our
weaknesses would be if we didn't develop enough people
with the know-how to run our company,
it would come to the point where we would just stop.
- Kevin Rollins

And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion,
so if that's the case and you can continue to grow that fast,
I would rather put my energies to solving customer
problems and growing our business than worrying about
integrating and laying people off.
- Kevin Rollins

We are No.
1 worldwide by quite a margin on the client side and expanding,
according to IDC and others, every single quarter.
Our expectation is that the industry will consolidate
and that more of our competitors will exit.
- Kevin Rollins

Over the last several quarters we have been growing
faster in Asia and Europe than any other place on the planet.
We have 18 percent of the global PC share,
about 12 percent in Europe, and 8 percent in Asia.
- Kevin Rollins

I think right now the jury is out on where and how
much profit is available in the consumer electronics industry,
because if you look at the current consumer electronics players,
the biggest ones on the planet struggle to make profit consistently.
- Kevin Rollins

The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.
- David Ogilvy

Now is the most exciting time in fashion.
Women are controlling their destiny now,
the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
- Oscar de la Renta

Batter strikeouts continue to go up like the Consumer Price Index.
- Leonard Robert Davids

We should assume that the end product can be switched
off by any consumer who is offended or frightened by it.
- Richard King

People enjoy our meat and our poultry,
as I do as a consumer.
- Mike Johanns

The copyright bargain: a balance between protection
for the artist and rights for the consumer.
- Robin Gross

Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.
- Lester Maddox

Obviously we're a consumer nation and you have the
power to influence these big corporations who are running
the world right now through what you chose to,
or not to, purchase.
- Daryl Hannah

The American consumer is also the American worker,
and if we don't do something to protect our manufacturing base here at home,
it is going to be hard to buy any retail goods.
- Lindsey Graham

Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting
so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
- Mimi Sheraton

People's attitudes have been changing over the past 15 years,
but China is still the world's biggest consumer of dogs.
- Jill Robinson

I believe that if corporate America expects consumer
confidence to be restored,
they must first be honest with us.
- Bennie Thompson

The Christians had a better chance against the lions
than the American consumer has against the OPEC cartel.
- Ed Markey

The culture of independent film criticism has totally
gone down the drain and this seems to come with the
territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
- Wim Wenders

We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is,
tuition, room and board-to be within approximately
one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index.
- Charles Vest

I think the big force is going to be consumer buying power.
- Roy Romer

Relentless improvement of the product and upgrading
of consumer tastes are the heart of mass merchandising.
- Christopher Lasch

There's a basic principle about consumer electronics:
it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time.
that's true of all types of consumer electronics.
- Trip Hawkins

Clearly, Japan is a most important market for digital consumer products.
- David Milne

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer,
but a negative producer.
- Louis Mumford

Ambient Devices develops a new generation of consumer electronic products.
- David Rose

A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
- Harold Coffin

Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

Disco deserved a better name, a beautiful name because
it was a beautiful art form.
It made the consumer beautiful.
The consumer was the star.
- Barry White

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.
- Antonio Perez

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think we have a great track record on being relevant,
on identifying consumer trends, needs and wants.
- Jim Cantalupo

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which
classical national economy has hitherto taught,
not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.
- Hjalmar Schacht

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax,
and as such every individual of the social order should
be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
- Carter G. Woodson

Erotica is simply high-class pornography;
better produced,
better conceived, better executed, better packaged,
designed for a better class of consumer.
- Andrea Dworkin

There's an expectation these days that novels -
like any other consumer product -
should be made on a production line,
with one dropping from the conveyor belt every couple of years.
- Donna Tartt

And the consumer doesn't care.
They don't watch networks, they watch TV shows.
- Dick Wolf

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation
of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the
Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.
- Cliff Stearns

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very
sensitive to consumer demand.
- Michael Pollan

Well, I'm a consumer as well.
I go to the movies with my popcorn and believe everything I see.
- Kelly Lynch

It's in our best interest to put some of the old rules
aside and create new ones and follow the consumer -
what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go.
- Robert Iger

America must be the teacher of democracy,
not the advertiser of the consumer society.
It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach
the American living standard.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Well, the common enemy in North America is the Western consumer.
The consumer has driven oil up to $50 a barrel so we have to have these wars.
I think it's incumbent upon us to.
- Dan Aykroyd

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes,
according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer
organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
- Dave Barry

I don't think there is any franchise more powerful
than ours around securing the consumer experience and
we will not concede that to anyone including Microsoft.
- John W. Thompson

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business.
It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that
they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
- Richard Branson

Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we,
as a consumer products company, could actually make business products,
that was a whole revolution in our thinking.
- Scott Cook

The value of an item - in the mind of a consumer -
is simply the difference between the anticipated price
and the price on the tag.
- Roy H. Williams

The same historical development that turned the citizen
into a client transformed the worker from a producer into a consumer.
- Christopher Lasch

Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays
a less important part in a consumer society,
where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
- Christopher Lasch

In an organic system you don't waste anything.
We need to educate the consumer to accept a tiny blemish on an orange.
- Robert Patterson

But I think technology advertising will have to stop
addressing how products are made and concentrate more
on what a product will do for the consumer.
- Jay Chiat

The Bush administration did stop filling the reserve
in 2002 when it helped the oil industry.
Now they should do it to help the consumer.
- Ron Wyden


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