Twitter. What do Microsoft and Facebook have in common? When I think about these two companies I have a hard time figuring out what that one thing is that they do better than anyone else. Microsoft got to where it is today largely from its efforts with leading the Windows OS revolution. This spilled over [...]
Apple is the most innovative company in the world. They have successfully launched product after product, moved into a number of different markets, and have done so with a passion that is simply unparalleled. They are a company you can learn so much from especially when it comes to marketing. As Guy Kawasaki so eloquently [...]
Have you ever wondered what makes Steve Jobs tick? How did become so creative? What are his secrets to innovation? You no longer need to wonder because Carmine Gallow is about to release a new book called “The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success” (amazon affiliate link). I was fortunate [...]
Using plain language in presentations, ad copy and other business setting is important. Customers want to know they are dealing with companies that are honest. Using corporate speak is associated with dishonesty and avoiding responsibility. Using plain language shows that you are being honest and open. The entire Apple iPhone 4 debacle was a lot [...]
I updated my Safari browser the other day to the latest version (5.0.1) and tried out a few of the new extensions. So far so good. In fact, the Helvetireader extension for Google Reader is very nice. It takes a cluttered Google Reader and gives it a much cleaner, modern look. As a Helvetica fan, [...]
CNET reported that Steve Ballmer has set his sights on the iPad. Really? This is news? Is this the best leadership Microsoft can find? Is Ballmer that narrow minded that he is willing to focus this much attention on another stellar Apple product? Let’s take a quick journey back in time to some other Ballmer [...]
I have been using iBooks for the last couple of weeks now and I love it. Amazon’s Kindle software makes for a great reading experience as well. Though they have their slight differences, neither of them really stands out from the other. But I have a suggestion that would be a welcome addition to either of them (at least from me).
I grew up using Windows PCs. I even built a few of my own computers along the way. It was a blast and I learned more about computers from that process than I ever could have imagined. Along the way, I started college and ran into a series of computer melt downs that resulted in me losing valuable data. So I made the switch to a Mac.