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Are You an Idea Addict?

There are lots of things in this world that people get addicted to: alcohol, nicotine, heroin, sex, and iPhones just to name a few. But perhaps the biggest addiction of them all is the addiction to our own ideas. Here’s how it works: We think something up. We feel a buzz. We tweak it, we name it, we pitch it, ...

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Apple – The Open Innovation Exception

Ben Verleg recently asked about my views on Apple and innovation. The short version is that I am big fan of Apple products and if you can make such great products, you obviously also do well with regards to innovation. One thing I really like about Apple is that they seem to understand that innovation goes beyond the product itself. ...

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Will Android iPed challenge Apple's iPad?

In martial arts fashion, iPed exploits iPad defense to attack. The iPed has just been released. I first thought it was a typo, but it’s not: the iPed is a Chinese copycat of the iPad, going as far as picking one of the few vowels left by Apple to comically copy the name of its Californian rival. It would be ...

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Are Sustaining Innovations Expensive?

The cost of Defend & Extend – Microsoft, Apple, Google, IBM, Cisco, Dell, HP by Adam Hartung In theory, Sustaining Innovations that help a company Defend & Extend its products are supposed to be cheap. The breakthrough is done, and the investments on variations, derivatives and enhancements are “engineering” as opposed to “science” so the development is supposedly more easily ...

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Microsoft is GM. Apple is BMW.

April 26, 2010 was a big day for Apple. That was the day it surpassed Microsoft as the most valuable technology company. Kids who have grown up with the iMac, iPod and iPad may greet the news with a yawn. But those of us who remember the early days are somewhat stunned. Who would have thought ten years ago (let ...

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What business are you in?

Overcoming Identity – Apple & HP by Adam Hartung “What business are you in?” is one of the most common business questions asked. People usually want a simple answer, like “I make widgets” or “I provide widget services.” A simple answer allows people to easily cubbyhole the business, and remember what it does. And many think it provides for a ...

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Apple – From Underdog to Overlord

With the market power that comes with success, can Apple keep its friends? by Idris Mootee When a company acquires significant market power and becomes super successful, it will have fewer friends. It is more so in software and hardware business as they try to push each other around to get certain standard or platform adopted. Apple used to have ...

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What am I supposed to use my iPad for again?

I wanted to use my iPad for at least a few weeks before writing about my experience, first with the setup and then with my usage, and what I think the future holds for the device. Wi-Fi reliability. During the first few days after the iPad’s release, the most common media topic was the iPad’s poor Wi-Fi reception. I was ...

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Fantastically, Brilliantly, Insanely Amazing

by Kevin Roberts One thing about the January 27th launch of the Apple iPad clashing with President Obama’s first State of the Union address was that they both focused on Jobs. And check out the awesome enthusiasm Steve Jobs and his team have for their new baby in this video! A lot of hype and hyped-up criticism have accompanied the ...

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