Apple Silently Becomes One Of The Most Influential Companies In The Smartwatch Industry

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Somehow, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t even announced a smartwatch product, the company is still the second-most influential corporate entity in the smartwatch industry, just behind Samsung. Samsung has already released a handful of different Smart Watch offerings, and Google, ranking third on Appinions Smart Watch Influencer report, has also…

Apple’s 2001 Four

Jobs at first Apple Store - May 2001

Originally posted by Joe Wilcox of Betanews.  Reposted here for my own notes on how early strategic choices create ripples of opportunity down stream. In 2001, Apple made four investments that bore fruit in a 21st-century success story. Everything that came afterwards, even iPad and iPhone, traces back to what I call the “2001 Four.” […]

How we access the Web

David Beckemeyer has published an insightful comparison of how people access the web today and how it has changed in the last two years.   Check out these two graphics from David.   This is how we accessed the Web in 2010: -97% from desktop, 90% Windows, 3% mobile   This is how we accessed the […]

Creative Leaders

A Knowledge @ Wharton study on why creative people can lose out on leadership positions found that creativity is the single most important quality for success today.   Yet, the study found that when it came to hiring and promoting practices, today's businesses consistently marked down the creative managers and bypassed them, selecting less creative types. […]