Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox

By: Ellis, Charles D.; Mulcahy, Anne; Podolny, Joel

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Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. xvii, 396 pp. Charley Ellis has written a magnificent portrait, capturing the indomitable spirit of Joe Wilson and his instinctive understanding of the need for and commercial usefulness of a transforming imaging technology. Joe Wilson and his extraordinary team, which I had the good fortune to first meet in 1960, epitomized the wonderful observation of George Bernard Shaw who said, 'Some look at things that are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not?' Xerox and xerography are not only a part of our vocabulary, but part of our everyday life. Charley Ellis gives the reader a poignant understanding of just how this happened through the life, adventures, critical business decisions, and dreams of Joseph Wilson and a cadre of remarkable individuals. This book will surely join the library of memorable biographies that capture the building of America into a risk-tolerant, technologically sophisticated, idea-oriented society that thrives by understanding what Charles Darwin really said: 'Survival will be neither to the strongest of the species, nor to the most intelligent, but to those most adaptable to change.' Frederick Frank, Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers Inc.

Title: Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox

Author: Ellis, Charles D.; Mulcahy, Anne; Podolny, Joel

Categories: New York, American, Business & Economics, Biography,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2200513

Keywords: BUSINESS XEROX NEW YORK LOCAL ROCHESTER JOE WILSON ANNE MULCAHY JOEL PODOLNY AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY,