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Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

For folks asking by email or in person (you can also Comment via blog post; it’s private) I’ll answer your Blackberry themed questions all in one spot: 1. How did I know this quarter’s results BB would disappoint? I didn’t ”know”; I merely predicted, based on classic market behavioural factors(see #6 below). 2. What’s next for [...]

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Will Apple Suffer From GASS?

Will Apple Suffer From GASS?

People have recently asked me what could possibly stop the unstoppable Apple. They have the hardware, the app-contributing world,the content library, cool-factor designs, Genius customer service folks, etc. But, in theory, Apple could suffer from GASS. It’s only hypothetical, and it would be a monstrous joint venture of incredible complexity (and even some internal conflicts) [...]

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3 Japanese Electronics Firms Short Circuited Staying ‘Current’

3 Japanese Electronics Firms Short Circuited Staying ‘Current’

3 big Japanese electronics firms- Sharp, Sony & Panasonic- all just posted dreadful losses. All had undergone big strategic changes that failed to yield positive results (yet). Funny thing was – each of the 3 took a different path to change. But they DID make changes. Sharp embraced Vertical Integration & Scale; they built their [...]

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RIM Shakeup Is Welcome; ‘Stay the Course’ Comments NOT

RIM Shakeup Is Welcome; ‘Stay the Course’ Comments NOT

Rest assured that Thorsten Heins’ comments to stay the course to fix RIM- hire a new Head of Communications, execute a one-off Playbook relaunch- won’t fix RIM. This company went from darling to doldrums for good reason- it needs a strategic reboot- an issue as I’ve hammered home for over a year. Think like Sun [...]

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Channelling Some Learning…

Channelling Some Learning…

I’ve accepted a request to teach a few senior level College classes, including a couple on Marketing Channels. It’s a topic near & dear to my heart, and on which I hope to pass on some lessons, since the price of learning those lessons has, at times, been high. So, from a purely personal Point-of-View [...]

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Can You Smell TV Moving Past 3 Dimensions?

Can You Smell TV Moving Past 3 Dimensions?

Television hardware’s demise has been predicted so many times I’ve lost track. First there was the move from B&W to color; that would be the last TV set you would ever need. TV set makers would be doomed once the market was penetrated. But wait!- stereo sound emerged – we had to have that- then [...]

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