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Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself

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Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the global mobile phone market officially announced the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp yesterday. The $US 7.4 billion deal will see Nokia transform its business model into a telecom equipment and network […]

Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation (FAR) – For Efficient Product Development

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This article is an extract from The Five Star Business Network, written by Vivek Sood   “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011), Business Week, May 25 1998 “In most people’s vocabularies, […]

A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations

This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve Jobs – his integrity, his passion and his sense of design. Almost single-mindedly he twice created a company that eventually became bigger than the economy of Spain (and many other countries). Having grown up away […]

Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name

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The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to keep up with the ever more nimble competition. I wrote a blog about the Apple Watch here wondering whether the company had lost its mojo. When I found out about Apple SIM, having written a […]

Is Apple’s 5-STAR Business Network losing its shine?

Just one day after Microsoft announced its phone-based voice assistant Cortana, Apple made known its plan to dramatically improve Siri. With 15 acquisitions under its belt in the last fiscal year, Apple’s latest purchase is of Novauris Technologies. The UK-based speech-recognition software company has a team of former Dragon Systems R&D employees. Some of its […]

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