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 William Amelio - “While it's difficult to take cuts like these, it's important to take them quick so we can get back to the mode we want to be in, which is high growth. This is one of those difficult things but unfortunately if you don't do it in an industry like this, you can die by a thousand cuts.”
 Phil Amelio - “It was easier coming up with the idea than being here.”
 William Amelio - “In this industry, it's required of us to be best-of-breed in terms of operational efficiency.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “The new products allow Internet service providers to offer roughly the same 3,000 services available on traditional circuit-switched networks.”
 William Amelio - “These measures will help us become a more effective global competitor and maintain our leadership in innovation and customer satisfaction.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “Boomer is a question mark because he's still trying to hook up with the MLS. We feel we've got a good mix of young talent and veteran leadership. It's almost like a UNLV alumni team.”
 Gil Amelio - “While the operating results are disappointing, we made significant progress toward executing our strategic plans during the quarter.”
 Gil Amelio - “The key is growth margins went in the right direction, unit volume increased quarter on quarter, and expenses came down. We threw off over 300 million in cash. All of those were in the right direction. So I think we're on our way.”
 Gil Amelio - “The hardest part of this job is that you have to be more than a manager. You have to be a rock star. And I'm not that good a rock star.”
 Anthony D'Amelio - “They get the month of August off. There is a complete shutdown of factories. It's a tradition there.”
 Phil Amelio - “We need to get solid pitching. I think we'll be competitive and learning all the time. The next couple of years should be their best.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “If you believe in the industry-vendor relationship, vendors should mirror their customers. Consolidation may happen or it won't. But if it happens, others will follow.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “Our customers' competitive landscape continues to undergo tremendous change as the boundaries between the telecom, media and Internet worlds continue to converge. To address this new landscape several of our customers are starting to turn to network architectures based on IMS, an area where we are well positioned for future growth.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “Our customers' competitive landscape continues to undergo tremendous change as the boundaries between the telecom, media and Internet worlds continue to converge.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “Returning to profitability is not dependent on significant revenue growth,”
 Phil Amelio - “Dan was in complete control the whole game. He played very well. We just need to hit more.”
 Anthony D'Amelio - “The only reason I am not at the restaurant is because I am moving my oldest daughter to college.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “These revised covenants and conditions are definitely achievable, given reasonable market conditions, ... Our Phase II business restructuring program will enable us to create a sharper, leaner Lucent, and will enable us to return to profitability and positive cash flow during fiscal year 2002.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “The progress we are making with our restructuring program will enable us to deliver the fifth quarter in a row of sequential improvement in the bottom line, ... However, large service providers continue to reduce or defer their spending as they rethink their business plans and conserve cash, which is having an impact on our top line.”
 Anthony D'Amelio - “In the summertime, employees take time off. I had longtime employees leave so I had to train replacements. It's one of the challenges of running a business. I have a daughter going into college. Another is a senior in high school. So the expense of having a child in college is another reason.”
 William Amelio - “In this industry, it's required for us to be best of breed when it comes to operational efficiency. We have to be able to support our business partners and customers in all areas of the world.”
 Frank D'Amelio - “As we previously stated, we now expect Lucent's annual revenues for fiscal 2006 to be essentially flat or increase on a percentage basis in the low-single digits for the year. As always, we will continue to look for ways to profitably grow the business and expand our customer base, while improving our productivity.”
 Gil Amelio - “People have said that NeXT is 5 to 7 years ahead of the competition... Candidly, we made the same assessment. That's why I made the acquisition.”
 Gil Amelio - “People have said that NeXT is 5 to 7 years ahead of the competition, ... Candidly, we made the same assessment. That's why I made the acquisition.”