Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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You hit the nail right on the head! However, I have used the IBM comparison most often when referring to Microsoft and their idiotic push to force "Metro" down our collective throats! Just LISTEN to their execs whine about how the market is treating them! There is excuse after excuse as to why Windows Phone isn't taking off! And the mega-bureaucracy at Microsoft mimics what we saw from IBM in the late 80s as well. It will be interesting to see who falters first, Microsoft or Apple. (I think both companies are doomed because of this mindset, but who will be the first to fall?)

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