Here are posts that interested me this week ( and didn’t get individual treatment.) New this week 💡 I attempted to read a “marketing blog”, it was actually fun.
I started with “Seth Godin’s blog” and found some good posts.
- Sheepwalking – Seth Godin A nasty-ish ( and unfortunately pretty accurate ) post on the corporate world’s getting what they ask for. If you treat & reward your employees like sheep … they will be 😦
- The frontrunner paradox – Seth Godin Quote — The best combination is a front runner who is certain, deep down, that he’s losing, and acts accordingly. The second-best combination is to be ignored by those in search of a front runner as you quietly and aggressively take the risks a front runner would
- The Tyranny of Opportunity Cost – Seth Godin This is an interesting commentary on why he thinks Dell is a failure and “what is a failure these days?” Quote — Failure now means never failing.
- Did Microsoft Use a 20th Century Launch Strategy to Launch their 21st Century (We Hope) Vista???? – The High Concept This is an interesting post & comment stream on “current approaches to product launches”. I agree with the “why bother launching vaporware?” sentiment. All the “in/early-adopter” crowd already knows about the product … So why not do a soft launch and follow up with “hard” case study data. Yeah .. why not ❓
- 3GSM’s tale of two industries – MEX Marek@MEX discusses the contrast between “feature driven” Western Europe, NA, and Japanese markets and the “cost/accessibility” driven India, China, and Latin American markets.
- Trading SOX via iSuppli – Kedrosky comments on iSuppli’s recent whitepaper discussing inventory and pricing power. Interesting.
- Telecom’s Tale of Job Cuts – GigaOmKatie quips on Lucatel Cuts & Handset woes vs booming CSCO/JNPR. Overall, this makes sense to me. The dollars in networking today are in hosted applications delivery and appliances. If a company happens to live in those horizontal layers they are doing fine. (ok. handsets kinda break this rule .. they should be rockin’ ) If they live in the “distribution” layer they are toast, or soon to be 😦
- The New, New Music Industry – GigaOmGuest writer Raghav “Rags” Gupta has great post on what I call the great irony of the music industry — it is greatest time to be a music consumer and the worst time to be a music producer.
- Appeerances Can Be Deceiving – Cringely Cringley’s speculation on Apple’s ITV and possible P2P plans. Good fun 😛
- Ted Stevens Is An Idiot – A VC Fred Wilson starts a comment storm wrt/ a recently proposed US bill that is “trying to protect people using the Internet”. I say “good intentions” always have their “pros & cons” … mostly “cons”.