Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[4]: Find a strategy
by Alfman on Tue 12th Jul 2011 05:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Find a strategy"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

danger_nakamura,


Personally, I think all large companies have a tendency to become greedy and overzealous. When they become so large that they can dictate how customers should do things instead of listening to us, that's a sign that they are becoming a crappy company.

It doesn't matter if it's microsoft, apple, google, or whoever...after a certain size, they start focusing on market control strategies rather than customer needs. They become inconsiderate of customers and give no regard to ethics. Current society rewards these mega corps by making them evermore powerful even as they become less customer-friendly.

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RE[5]: Find a strategy
by danger_nakamura on Tue 12th Jul 2011 06:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Find a strategy"
danger_nakamura Member since:
2011-06-21

I agree. Its a shame, probably the inevitable endgame of the ideas behind the "corporation" and exacerbated heavily by public trading. Is there *no* way to structure things so that people are encouraged to just do "good business." Yes, I know, laws. But that seems to leave to the letter/leave-out-the-spirit of-the-law adherance game. It's hard to concieve of a solution that doesn't involve the inpractical and messy business of tearing everything down (I mean everything) and starting from scratch. And a lot of people won't like this.

I've been advocating delisting and going private again to anyone that will listen at the company that I work for. It wouldn't solve everything but it would be a great start. It seems impossible to trade publicly and not slowly become evil. We were better off as a private LLC and we don't actually NEED investor capital for what we do. Not that I deal with anyone of consequence or that anyone would listen to little ole me.

OK - I'm taking off the Pollyanna hat now. You can breathe again :-)

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RE[6]: Find a strategy
by vodoomoth on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Find a strategy"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

So what company are you working for?

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RE[6]: Find a strategy
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 12th Jul 2011 15:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Find a strategy"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Government is supposed to keep the playing field level, but corruption kind of screws that up.

It's possible. You would have to have a long term consumer and innovation focused domestic policy. Right now, our domestic policy heavily favors big business, because Americans believe big business is benevolent. I'm not really sure where this comes from. I could be remnants from the time when people could be company men, or it could be from the Cold War where we hyped up capitalism, which has created drones chanting slogans. Either way, the reverence for big business is detrimental.

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RE[5]: Find a strategy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 12th Jul 2011 17:49 in reply to "RE[4]: Find a strategy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Oh, I don't know, I used to work for a fairly evil, but small company.

Need a new hard drive for our product?

Here's a five year old stock used hard drive for $500 plus shipping. Thanks for being lazy enough to call us instead of going to best buy.

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