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Why Has Apple Been Poaching Fashion Execs? | Fashion-Tech | BoF
Apple does not fight on Windows nor Google (Android) turf. It created (fact) a new category. Redefined the category of the Gadget, of the Phone. Of the Laptop. Of the Workstation. This (newest phone/better technology) is not just for the Geeks or Nerds. This is a status symbol you are seen with every day (Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook (2015 version) at the Coffee shop and elsewhere). That person made a deliberate concious or not decision to buy the Apple product at that price. -vs- GNU/Linux or Windows or Android whatever for the same basic utility at a much affordable price. Who ever came up with that should be highlighted in the next Apple Book about Apples chapter post-Jobs.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
DLD NYC 14 - Winners/Losers in a Digital Age (Scott Galloway) - YouTube
Apple knows that competition is catching up faster and faster in terms of design and functionality etc etc. They hired 2 fashion people already (burberry and from LVHM). And to differentiate the brand further (price/status symbol - above middle class) and to keep selling it's Apple Products ... including wearables (Watch & Headphone) they hired those key people or b(r)ought them into the mothership. They could have long ago bought personal cloud storage companies and other stuff to add to its portfolio bla bla bla.... but that 'Software', you can't display - show off - walking around downtown manhatten. Wearables, phones, tablets - you can. ... Apple focuses on their core competencies - software like iTunes is only 2nd class, that is why it still doesn't stream. >> “They want Jimmy and they want Dre,” said the source. “He’s got fashion and culture completely locked up.” ( http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/22/apples-beats-deal-is-happening-and-its-a-dre-acquihire/ ) + !!! v=NP0P2BT0vTc !!!
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
The Importance of Benevolent Dictators
I believe that groups coming together to make tough decisions driven by consensus tend to make poor decisions. [...] It’s hard being a leader. By definition leaders make hard choices given incomplete information. And by tough decisions I mean it is clear that some people’s views will end up on one side of the fence and others will end up on the other side. But you need conviction. [...] Leaders need to be respected, not loved. [...] Decision makers. Visionaries. Leaders. Chart their own course against the constant chorus of second guessers. [...] Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that you should make decisions without other people’s input. My motto is “always triangulate.” >> http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2013/03/10/consequences-and-the-decisions-we-make-or-dont/
larryellison  billgates  stevejobs  leadership  Apple  markzuckerberg  decision  making  management  start-ups 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
RSA Shorts - The Power of Quiet - YouTube
Author Susan Cain shines a spotlight on introverts and reveals how over time our society has come to look to extroverts as leaders. Not suggesting that one is better than the other, Susan argues that the world needs an equal space between introverts and extroverts; that an innovative, creative world wouldn't be the same without the two coming together.

Speaker: Susan Cain
Steve  Wozniak  stevejobs  solitude  book  extrovert  introvert 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56
Two years before the gadget that forever transformed the way people around the world access and use the Internet, Jobs talked about how a sense of his mortality was a major driver behind that vision.

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life," Jobs said during a Stanford commencement ceremony in 2005.

"Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
stevejobs  apple  inspiration  life  lesson  death  legacy 
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Notes on Leadership // ben's blog
So what makes people want to follow a leader? We look for 3 key traits:

The ability to articulate the vision
The right kind of ambition
The ability to achieve the vision

A better definition comes from former Secretary of State Colin Powell who said: “You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere if only out of curiosity.” For our purposes, we can generalize this to be the measure of the quality of a leader: the quantity, quality and diversity of people who want to follow her.
entrepreneurship  leadership  CEO  business  management  people  tuki  vision  Intel  Apple  stevejobs 
may 2010 by asterisk2a
Apple Continues To Morph Into The Chocolate Factory. Expect Fewer Gobstopper Leaks.
Immediately following the iPad announcement, I wrote that the biggest news of the event may not have been the device itself, but rather that Apple was in control of building (or at least designing) the chip that runs it. While right now, this is iPad-only, it seems very likely that this chip (or some variation) will find its way into a future iPhone (maybe even the one coming this Summer). And if you listen to Steve Jobs’ own comment — “Apple is a mobile devices company” — it’s not hard to imagine a day where Apple is in charge of making the chips for its entire line of products.

Read more: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/27/apple-intrinsity-a4-chip/#ixzz0mQT9fggu

Apples acqusition strategy (tech) is a competitive strategy
against all other coming Android devices.
apple  acquisition  technology  Google  microsoft  competitive  advantage  strategy  stevejobs 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Steve Jobs Puts His Foot Down on Dividends (AAPL)
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said he prefers holding on to the company's cash hoard for potential acquisitions and "bold" investments, rather than paying dividends or buying back stock.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
Apple’s Spat With Google Is Getting Personal - NYTimes.com
Yet according to interviews with two dozen industry watchers, Silicon Valley investors and current and former employees at both companies — most of whom requested anonymity to protect their jobs or business relationships — the clash between Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Jobs offers an unusually vivid display of enmity and ambition.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
How Apple and Google's Romance Turned To Hate - Apple - Gizmodo
Knowing how things developed, it's surprising that Schmidt stayed on Apple's board for so long. He resigned on August 2009, just as the war started to go open, first with Google grabbing mobile advertising company AdMob from Apple's hands (which forced Apple to buy Quattro Wireless). Then with Apple pissing on Google's parade by stealing Lala, the music streaming service that Larry and Sergei wanted to have.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a
Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism - NYTimes.com
Yet Apple, a creativity factory meticulously built by Steven P. Jobs since he returned to the company in 1997, suggests another innovation formula — one more elitist and individual.

This approach is reflected in the company’s latest potentially game-changing gadget, the iPad tablet, unveiled last week. It may succeed or stumble but it clearly carries the taste and perspective of Mr. Jobs and seems stamped by the company’s earlier marketing motto: Think Different.

Apple represents the “auteur model of innovation,” observes John Kao, a consultant to corporations and governments on innovation. In the auteur model, he said, there is a tight connection between the personality of the project leader and what is created. Movies created by powerful directors, he says, are clear examples, from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” to James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
innovation  apple  stevejobs  approach  motto  shortcut:Think  Different 
january 2010 by asterisk2a
Interview: The Man Who Named the iMac and Wrote Think Different | Cult of Mac
Dell and Apple: Its night and day, Segall says. Its a transactional world Dell lives in. Its all about numbers. Everything they say about Apple making products for themselves is true. Apple its about changing the world. For everyone else, its about the money.

With Value comes impact, and success. Don't try to be successful. Where do you want to start anyway. It is such a broad term.
Apple  stevejobs  branding  product  impact  value 
november 2009 by asterisk2a

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