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All of us remember the power of the famous “stay hungry, stay foolish” from Steve Jobs.
TED is for sure one of the places to look into.
Now open culture gives relevance to an initiative to put in a single spreadsheet the most relevant ted talks.
Yesterday Steve Jobs, one of the most influential persons of all times in tech resigned from Apple.
Many sites have launched the news and the question of what will be the future of Apple (and technology) without this guru (among them Matthew Humphries at geek.com, Tim Stevens at Engadget.com, Michael Trei at Dvice.com, Ken Mingis at Computerworld , Geeks are sexy.net, Betanews.com).
As I wrote many times, first of all the first sign of respect should be towards Steve Jobs’ health and privacy. From now own there will be no reasons to continue invading is life.
On a operational and leadership POV, Steve leaves a company solid and well ahead of other players (a study from this days says that Apple has leadership on tablet market at least for another 2 years).
This means Apple managers will have enough time to strengthen their position.
On a financial POV Apple can rely on the first (or second depends on times) value in stock market with over 320bln USD.
Overall I’m confident that Apple will continue in its market leadership and envisioning new ideas, despite the absence of Steve Jobs.
This post also at geek.com , at Engadget.com, at Dvice.com, at Computerworld , Betanews
At Arcamax (http://www.arcamax.com/businessnews/s-845606-464627?source=1930) report that Steve Jobs has been welcomed with a standing ovation at iPad 2 event.I don’t believe that Steve Jobs is someone so dedicated to work that he needs to be present just because is part of his work.Nor I think that Steve is so attached to money to be tehre just because otherwise his company will loose money.What he said is something like “we worked so much for this that I wanted to be here”. And this despite his health.Is something near to natural leadership and is made of a well blended mix between being attached to work, believe in what you do and of course, a little bit of “being at the crenter of spotlight”.I don’t like some things in Apple way, but this appearence is something other companies should be scared of, because of the embedded implications it has, ranging from motivation to money matters.
This post as a comment also at http://www.arcamax.com/businessnews/s-845606-464627#posts
I see from many source that National Enquirer that someone has conducted an analysis on Steve Jobs health using photos taken folloing him outside cancer treatment centre.
No guys! This is not freedom nor jornalism. It’s being stupid.
Steve is a public person and he’s famous. But has the same right of each one of us of having privacy in this moments.
But what is really awful is the fact that those who said that he has 6 weeks to live made this diagnosis through photos. I ask why those people (that BTW are doctors) are not removed from their associations: this is not something that has been made for saving lives or in emergency, they had the only urgency to become famous discussing with a news magazine.
Again, this is not journalism nor freedom of speech.
This is pure gratuitous stupidity, even if is the news is true.
Many sites and authors (among them Matt Hartley at Lockergnome, full article at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2011/01/17/is-steve-jobs-critical-to-apple/, Joe Wilcox at Beta news, full article at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Apples-future-without-Steve-Jobs-wont-be-as-bright/1295327829 and at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/What-future-does-Apple-have-without-Steve-Jobs/1295286850 and at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Steve-Jobs-takes-another-medical-leave-from-Apple/1295278306, Juan Carlos Perez at Computer world, full article at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205362/With_Apple_s_Jobs_on_leave_many_questions_and_few_answers, Peter Sayer at Computer world, full article at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205342/Update_Apple_CEO_Steve_Jobs_to_take_medical_leave_of_absence, Chris Foresman at Ars Techinca, full article at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/01/apple-ceo-steve-jobs-back-on-medical-leave.ars, Matthew Humphries at Geek.com, full article at http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/steve-jobs-goes-on-medical-leave-of-absence-20110117/, Mike Halsey at ghack.com, full article at http://www.ghacks.net/2011/01/17/steve-jobs-to-take-leave-of-absence-from-apple-for-health-reasons/) covered the anouncement of Steve Jobs leave for absence due to medical problems. Most of them also told that Steve Jobs is strictly related to Apple future in terms of positive impact. On top of this Apple shares declined after the announcement has been made.
In my opinion, Steve Jobs is very important for Apple because of charisma, innovation, leadership and vision. But times are different now form those when Steve came back and reseurrected Apple from ashes.
Apple is now a company with a stronger brand, that goes over the geeks and is more linked to marketing.
Apple is a strong company with cutting edge technologies and more patents that can turn in billion dollars ideas.
Apple has now an industrial approach for going live.
Apple has also grown or acquired lot of professionals and managers that can continue the business.
Apple also has a marketing and commercial model for applications selling that is something that is a step beyond also for new coming devices.
I don’t work for Apple (in fact I work for another very big company that is a competitor for part of Apple business), but I think the Cupertino company is stronger than ever.
With Steve at the helm also has the plus of a Guru, but without can continue the business without problems.
This post as a comment also at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Apples-future-without-Steve-Jobs-wont-be-as-bright/1295327829, at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/What-future-does-Apple-have-without-Steve-Jobs/1295286850, http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Steve-Jobs-takes-another-medical-leave-from-Apple/1295278306, http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9205362#comment-716336, http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/01/apple-ceo-steve-jobs-back-on-medical-leave.ars?comments=1&p=21225850#comment-21225850, http://www.geek.com/articles/apple/steve-jobs-goes-on-medical-leave-of-absence-20110117/comment-page-1/#comment-3975084, http://www.ghacks.net/2011/01/17/steve-jobs-to-take-leave-of-absence-from-apple-for-health-reasons/#comment-1295892 and at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2011/01/17/is-steve-jobs-critical-to-apple/comment-page-1/#comment-250537
Chris Foresman at Ars technica (http://arstechnica.com/author/chris-foresman/) and Jason Chen at Gizmodo (http://gizmodo.com/people/diskopo/posts/), reports a formal communication by Apple guru Steve Jobs on problems with reception and antenna. In extreme synthesis, the position is: holding the phone in that way could lead to signal attenuation, so to avoid the problem….just don’t hold it that way! (full articles at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/06/jobs-on-iphone-4-antenna-avoid-holding-it-in-this-way.ars and at http://gizmodo.com/5572279/apples-acknowledges-iphone-4-reception-issues-says-dont-hold-it-like-that. Steve Jobs letter at http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/06/jobsmeail2.jpg).
Matt Hartley at Lockergnome adds that one solution, sponsored also by Steve Jobs BTW, is to have a case in order not to touch antenna (this article at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2010/06/25/first-iphone-requiring-a-case/).
On one side I can understand that some problems may arise in any technological object, IPhone included.
On the other side I ask a couple of questions:
- When you buy every object (either phisical or “logical”) you want a functioning one. At most reason if you spend so much money (and time) on a gadget
- Do words like “testing” and “non regeression” make sense at Cupertino ? Come on! Despite the appearance is a phone. The antenna and software related is worth a little bit intensive testing (which have been done for sure), also holding it in the left hand…
This post as a comment also at http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/06/jobs-on-iphone-4-antenna-avoid-holding-it-in-this-way.ars?comments=1&p=20551714#comment-20551714 , at http://gizmodo.com/5572279/apples-acknowledges-iphone-4-reception-issues-says-dont-hold-it-like-that and at http://www.lockergnome.com/it/2010/06/25/first-iphone-requiring-a-case/comment-page-1/#comment-212751
Joe Wilcox at Betanews (http://www.betanews.com/author/joewilcox) reports 5 things that should be known on Iphone 4G (full article at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/5-things-you-should-know-about-iPhone-4/1276015529).
What follows are my comments:
- Job’s health is back: You’re true on this. Steve is the engine of Apple, driving strategy and innovation. And the key note given last monday is the demonstration of his thought and charisma
- Jobs showed developers the money in iOS: Too many times this is a point where CEOs don’t go in deep. Steve showed the point to developers as the carrot for using iOS. And, again, he’s correct: IPhone is a great platform and Apps are the engine, the enabler and the differentiator of this Apple product. Giving the access to this potential money to developers is the key to make them going on on developing winning applications.
- FaceTime won’t be big time — at least not anytime soon: another correct point, where IMHO we’ll also face the problem of networks not being capable of supporting all the induced traffic.
- AT&T will hurt iPhone 4 in the United States: I have no basis for this
- Apple’s approach to rights usage assures the iBookstore will succeed: Apple is one of the most safeguarding companies on IP rights, but I think that iBookstore will succeed if e-bookstores will get a step further (means a greater diffusion of kindle and nook like devices).
This post as a comment also at http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/5-things-you-should-know-about-iPhone-4/1276015529
Ron Schenone writes an article arguing why everybody cares on Steve Job liver transplant (full article at http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/2009/06/24/why-do-we-care-about-steve-jobs-health/).
Let me clarify one thing: on a personal and human side I’m really happy that Steve’s illness has beeen resolved.
I also think that some more privacy should be granted to Steve and everyone that has a public role: being a public person doesn’t mean you have to publicly disclose your life.
But I think that all this media (and financial analyst) attention is an alert on Apple health.
Steve has been, and still is, a focal point for Apple. But a company (that is not a familiar incorporation) deals with a problem if its stocks and its destiny are so tightly bundled to one executive health, because it means that no adequate replacements have been identified.
This post also as a comment at http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/2009/06/24/why-do-we-care-about-steve-jobs-health and at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/06/when-will-steve-jobs-level-with-his-investors-about-his-health/comment-page-1/#comment-30741