2001 Top Ten: Words of Wisdom

Grownups say the darndest things!

Here's the Light Reading list of the most notable quotes of the year. Culled from our Quotes of the Week and wrenched shamelessly out of context, some have been selected for their sagacity, some for their wittiness, some for their sheer, artless stupidity. Well... forget that "sagacity" crap. Hope you enjoy these optical industry aperçus!

No. 10: Charles Pluckhahn, Stephens Inc.:

    "When the nuclear war comes, two things will survive: Cockroaches and DSX patch panels.”

    See: ADC Feels the Pain

No. 9: Roger McNamee, Integral Capital Partners:

No. 8: Michael Zadikian, Monterey Networks founder (now CEO of Iris Labs), on Cisco’s mishandling of the Monterey router:

No. 7: Jozef Straus, CEO, JDS Uniphase Inc. (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU), on whether he or former CEO Kevin Kalkhoven should be credited with JDSU’s acquisition strategy:

    “Kevin is uglier than me so he took the blame.”

    See: Straus Speaks

No. 6: Rick Gold, President and CEO, Genoa Corp.:

No. 5: Scott Kriens, CEO, Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR):

No. 4: Dan Smith, President and CEO, Sycamore Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMR):

No. 3: Carl Russo, at the time Cisco Systems Inc.'s (Nasdaq: CSCO) group vice president of optical networking:

No. 2: Jeff Matros, CEO, Tachion Networks:

No. 1: Rich McGinn, former Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU) CEO, now senior advisor at RRE Ventures:

    “I had 30 years in the communications industry, and 29 of those were great.”

    See: McGinn McFound

We hope next year is great for all of you!

— The Staff, Light Reading
spinmeister 12/4/2012 | 7:23:20 PM
re: 2001 Top Ten: Words of Wisdom The MIB gets the number two qoute in LR's Words of Wisdom. What's even more hilarious is what he said about the #1 qoutee in Fortune magazine...

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