How about an award for the dullest kiosks prints-it seems the New HP photo kiosks would take first prize here,they flat -dull in colour,and do'nt match the hype of their launch-the kiosk business is about generating repeat customers,its seems they have learnt nothing form their past failed JV with Kodak ''phogenix" same issues inkjet is not the right media for high volume retail printing.
the kiosk is kinda funny, if it could really talk, that would be the next version of the Kodak/Sun microsystem photo machine. if I read it right, I work sometimes with the kiosk she calls her dad, it boots up under the Sun OS, and is it a dinosaur, 40 MB RAM, 540 MB hard drive. as for he konica, I bet in a few short weeks thathe CEO of Konica Minolta will have a big pay raise or bonus for saving soooo much money for the company. seems like time to start dumping stock when a company drops what was once the biggest part of a company products.
tI bet in a few short weeks thathe CEO of Konica Minolta will have a big pay raise or bonus for saving soooo much money for the company.
That's exactly what happened when Modern Photography was sold to Diamandis and folded into Pop Photo. The division president got a big bonus and praise for all the money he saved the company. Nothing about the 50 or so jobs that were lost.
I'm glad I didn't stay at the I3A dinner--I might've barfed when they presented the award to KM's CEO. The Epson party was much more enjoyable! A shout out to Phil Ryan for saving me from what was threatening to become a painfully boring evening.
"Though not every company can have its own Track & Field Team, Mr. Iwai's leadership provides an example for other executivesâ€”whatever the industryâ€”to emulate for their great benefit. I3A is privileged to present our 2006 award to Mr. Iwai."
So if I read this quote from Lisa Walker carefully, she and other I3A members were mostly impressed by Iwai's sponsoring a Track&Field team? And his actions and leadership sets an example for other executives (note she didn't say companies) to emulate for their great benefit? (note again, she didn't say companies, which means "for the great benefit of the executives"). Translated: I3A members believe that a CEO should sell his company to the highest bidder in order to get great benefits for themselves! Where did Lisa Walker and her cohorts come from, Enron?
As to Iwai, I believe a statement I once heard from a Japanese engineer at a major photo company sums it up: "One axe makes a villian. A thousand axes makes a hero." Hope he's enjoying himself on the new golf course he bought in Westchester.