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Disrupt your own business before someone else does. Offering second hand books at low margin threatened Amazon’s higher value new book sales but this did not bother Bezos. He wanted to own that segment of the market too and to prevent a competitor from seizing it. Continue reading

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Bill Gates is renowned for being an open-minded leader receptive to radical ideas. But in turning down the e-reader he was displaying a trait common among leaders. He rejected something with an uncertain future and which did not fit in. Continue reading

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2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts

Although we’ve been hearing about the cloud for a while now, it’s mostly been for tech geeks and big corporations. Over the next year, however, the cloud will burst into an avalanche of products and services that will be incredibly cheap and easy to use. That will make 2015 the year that some incredibly advanced technologies start making a real impact on the rest of us. Continue reading

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Amazon Echo - Is anyone listening?

Today Amazon launched the Echo – an internet appliance with voice recognition and response designed to be to your living room what Siri and Cortana are to your pocket. It is a bold move for Amazon in the wake of their disastrous market entry into the phone market with the Amazon Fire phone, and whether by luck or by design represents more of what customers are likely to give Amazon permission to… Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos, always had the spirit of lean management, since the day that he created Amazon. Amazon is a natural place to see lean principles at work. Continue reading

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The golden rule is that you should base new product initiatives on a combination of your technical expertise and evident customer needs. But innovators are rule breakers so you can try a new product based on just one of these criteria. Continue reading

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The Kindle Smartphone is a Game Changer – But Not As You Think

Amazon recently launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said. “Why?” “What’s so great about this phone?” The market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, to the point we no longer care about Blackberry – and have pretty much forgotten about all the money spent by Microsoft to… Continue reading

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