May 7, 2013 in Business, Finance, Good News
“Apple went ahead and apologized. It was a real apology, not a non-apology apology that we’re so used to with qualifiers smothering all sense of sincerity”
To be an Apple shareholder these days is to live in interesting times. For the Chinese, such times are to be avoided or at least so goes the ancient proverb. Apple has recently relied on two very interesting strategies to persevere through the Steve Jobs post-partition. The first exists in endless supply, but is rather underused. The second is more finite and Apple has done an impressive job in stockpiling it. Had enough with the Zen riddles?
Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO, has been on an apology tour of late. The maps fiasco now has the status of an internet meme. More interesting is Apple’s apology to Chinese consumers over iPhone warranty problems. The issue wasn’t exactly manufactured, but the media pressure on Apple was certainly given a not too gentle state-sponsored push. Read the rest of this entry →
April 30, 2013 in Business, Good News, Inspiration, Technology
SoMa-like zones of creativity, idealism, and entrepreneurial tech savvy are the envy of the world
Kevin Kelly is one of Wired Magazine’s great scribes. Recently, he went on a photo journalistic walkabout in San Francisco’s booming SoMa (South of Market) start up quarter. The neighborhood is a honeycomb of now trendy warehouses and lofts, the perfect work and design space for young paradigm shifters.
Kelly visited 30 new area tech companies in a two block radius. The plan was to gauge the spirit of the age blowing through the cubicles. It turns out that there aren’t many actual cubicles. The typical office set up is open and uncluttered with practically no trace of paper. Apple products outnumber non-Apple products by an obscene ratio. Read the rest of this entry →
March 14, 2012 in Business, Change
Workers’ Rights: Now a Global Reality
The constant scrutiny afforded the current generation of technology users is truly unprecedented. The Arab Spring, Moscow, Occupy Wall Street and the organization of the aforementioned is something unseen before – technology has given birth to a global police force/media enterprise – we’re policing the police. And so it is, that even a country with a questionable human rights record like China, is bowing to international pressure, and changing for the better.
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