Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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RE[2]: Akio Morita
by tylerdurden on Sat 16th Oct 2010 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Akio Morita"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

The USA is hardly "most of the Western world" :-)

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RE[3]: Akio Morita
by Eddyspeeder on Sat 16th Oct 2010 12:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Akio Morita"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Surprise, Australia and Europe are also individualistic societies.

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RE[4]: Akio Morita
by aliquis on Sat 16th Oct 2010 17:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Akio Morita"
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2005-07-23

Sweden didn't used to be. Though maybe not to the extent of some others.

It's starting to become though because the current leaders goes to election on that making it better for the people who perform and worse for the people who don't will make people richer.

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RE[4]: Akio Morita
by tylerdurden on Sat 16th Oct 2010 23:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Akio Morita"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Surprise "individualistic" does not mean what you think it means.

I lived for a few years in Southern Europe, and I have worked for months at a time in Japan. In the big scheme of things, there were not as many social differences, esp. with regards to working hierarchy, methodologies and social support, as there seem to be with what I have experienced living in the USA.

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