Socialism and Capitalism, Apple and Dell's DNA differenceI recently read the Time magazine article about outsourcing. It'll happen at faster rate than expected as health care cost rises here. For medicos, I came up with following line:
“Globalization in the form of socialism where you take money from few elite concentrated at a place via market competition and distributes it among many other in same profession around the world.” (Normalization in a profession)
Just my thinking.
An year ago I thought about Dell's strategy of Kiosk and thought malls shops were important looking at Apple store its location in mall, place, color, style. And Dell this week announced about opening stores in upscale malls. I am still doubtful about it as what Apple did was entirely different than opening upscale malls. Sometimes to be fast follower is not good. To win the race on car track, you need to know the track (VISION). Sharp turns cause unexpected delays, slowdowns which cause more wear and tear of car ( OPEX increase in Company financials). You expect the last mile of race is straight road ahead and assume to leap frog the cars ahead of you. It wont be the same anymore as the cars ahead are not fools to make that mistake again and as they know the path they may try to get an sharp turn which may create havoc for you and a chance of NO recovery at all.
Its funny that everybody in world today is raving about IPOD success from last 2 years. I saw Steve introducing it on one of news channel in 2001 and saying "this is future, I am holding". No one cared even commentators were laughing at him, thinking of Steve with previous Apple experience guy desperate to get attention. Knowing his history of success and failures in technology, I knew at that moment he is going to spin it for success subject to the condition that there should be no past mistakes of earlier smashit products. He is exactly following the path where he is not committing past errors. Complete authority and move by taking everyone with him in consumer market (content, sellers) for his product rather than alienating them previously in Macintosh. Also, you can say he wasnt in apple when company failed.
IT WONT BE SURPRISING SOME DAY WE MAY SEE A SEARCH FEATURE FROM APPLE IN IPOD. WILL HE PARTNER OR WILL HE DEVELOP IN HOUSE? THATS WHY HE IS TECHNICAL MARKETING GENIUS AS YOU CANT PREDICT.
SO WHAT IS YOUR MOOD TODAY (COMIC, THRILLER, SERIOUS). I'LL PROVIDE YOU OPTIONS FROM DIFFERENT NETWORKS. PICK AND CHOOSE.
Will write my thoughts more later.