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Apple board worried about ‘pace of innovation,’ says Fox Business

Sometimes (nay more often than not), you’re treated to such deep and profound stupidity that it can only be located from the collective machinations of the board of directors. Apple board worried about ‘pace of innovation’. No kidding.

Gasparino, citing unnamed sources, said there is pressure on Chief Executive Tim Cook “to innovate, do something fast.”

“What have they had lately? They had the iPad. They had a few other things,” he said on a Fox Business broadcast on Friday. “But they don’t have anything innovating from what came from Steve Jobs.”

Set aside the fact that Steve Jobs had a knack for feeling the pulse of the intangible, to make visible what was only hinted at by the people at large – there’s simply no way to reproduce or latch on to what is ineffable. However that will never dissuade a bunch of board bound fools from demanding that it be done.

All around me and you,

Are those in chains.

Trapped from the last revolution

Set them free, sets them free…

So it is with the work of man – we use chains to break chains. And this is also how one differentiates the Vertical from the Horizontal.

Category: Personal Observations, Strategy, Supply Chain Management

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One Response

  1. Claudia Bueno says:

    This is an interesting topic and a legitimate concern for Apple executives. However, it seems like Apple’s strategy is more along the lines of sustaining innovation, where they are continuously coming out with new innovations. The difference between the iPad when it came out in 2010, to how it is now is huge. But that can be easily overlooked since Apple came out with many little innovations for it in the past 3 years. Do you think executives are trying to steer away from this sustaining innovation model that they have been using? And if so, do you think that would attract or deter more customers? Customers are used to Apple’s frequent innovations, so this would change their expectations.

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