Tag: Apple

  • CULT OF STEVE: Apple's mantra

    I told you the whole thing is a cult. You gotta love this. Straight from Valley Wag: CULT OF STEVE: Apple’s mantra: “Steve Jobs, since his triumphant return to Apple, has become a latter-day deity, worshipped as much by techies as the shareholders he’s made rich. So much so that his admirers, from product designers […]

  • Leadership Lessons: When the CEO is synonymous with the brand

    There are different types of CEO’s out there. Some are the operational types who crunch the numbers, those who are sales people at heart, those who are visionaries who guide a company in new directions and many more variations of these major archetypes. Then there are what I call “luminaries”. Luminaries are those leaders that […]

  • Welcome to Thunderdome: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs on stage at the D Conference

    When I read that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were going to be on stage together doing joint appearance at D:All Things Digital, the Mad Max movie came to mind. My mind kept echoing….”Two men enter. One man leaves. Two men enter. One man leaves.” Unrehearsed and unscripted? This is rare and should be a […]

  • Is the "Cult of Apple" really a cult? – Part 2

    In the first part of this post I was talking about an article called “The 8 Marks of a Cult” and took with a sense of humor how Apple might size up to this analysis originally written in 1961. So let’s take the remaining 4 Marks and see how they shape up… Mark #5 – […]

  • Is the "Cult of Apple" really a cult? – Part 1

    As an avid Mac user and a new convert to all things Apple, I have experienced the RDF (Reality Distortion Field) first hand at MacWorld last year during the key note when Steve Jobs launched of the MacBook Pro (which I am using right now). I have seen many books on the “Cult of Mac” […]

  • The Technology Cold War is OVER – Apple and Microsoft are truly competing again…FINALLY!!

    The nucleus of this article came from the recent Macworld theme “The First 30 Years where just the Beginning”. It got me thinking how the next 30 years will be after looking the last 30 years roller coaster ride. After decompressing from all the CES and Macworld activity, two very basic things occurred to me: […]

  • iPhone Lawsuit – Kettle? Please meet the pot.

    I find it ironic that during the Macworld Keynote yesterday where Steve Jobs boasted about the 200 patents for the iPhone and how they would enforce them that they get a lawsuit for the one thing they couldn’t protect. So Kettle, please meet the pot. It will be a fun topic of discussion and give […]

  • 5 Reasons I will NOT buy an iPhone

    As I watched the keynote live and looked at the flash demos on the Apple site, it occurred to me…. This phone is not for me. Why? Because I am a business person and a techie. SO WHO WILL BUY IT? : Consumers that have money to spend that will look at the price of […]

  • 2007 Predictions – Apple

    There are tons of blogs doing predictions and Macworld rumor control. Macworld and the reactivation of the reality distortion field (RDF) will be in full effect in a few days. I take an approach that is different and looks more at obvious trends than wild guesses. To sum it up: Last year for Apple was […]

  • How did I do? Review of 2006 Predictions

    I have read so many predictions for 2007 and it caused me to go back and look at my predictions for 2006. Let’s see how close I got: “2006 is going to be the year of Video” – With the acquisition of YouTube and all its competitors making waves with “User Generated Content” I got […]