The end of Apple?

  Will Apple fall from glory? Who knows but one thing is for sure is that things will definitely change and we will see that change sooner rather than later. I know it’s gratuitous to make such a statement but I am basing this around my belief of products being successful only if they resolve real problems (market driven products). …

Be a plug-in my friend, not a cog

Due to certain experiences recently, companies lay offs, general economic gloom something a friend told me not so long ago has come back to me with timley meaning; “Darragh, be a plug-in and not a cog“. Basically this means that you avoid fitting into the company machine, do not conform to medirocracy, do not be pushed into becoming a comdity. …

When the sun comes up; time to change

With all that is changing in the world recently; politically, socailly, economically, ideologicaly etc we are well and truely in a crisis. I believe that this crisis is being prolonged as we do not or cannot change, either way, change is the solution and lack of change is the pain being felt.

All of this brought to mind an African proverb I saw some time ago, long before this crisis and I think it sums up this brave new world. You can interpret it has being positive or negative that will depend on the individual and I think that the change that is now needed will also start with the individual and work it’s way up to bigger things.

Walk this way? Let the market decide

An interesting phenomenon happens sometimes when are waiting on the traffic lights to go green as to walk across the road. Instead of looking at the lights we invariable look at the people on the other side of the road and wait for them to move and then we cross.

When it comes to creating new products and new businesses I think something similar occurs in that we stay over focused on the movements of our competitors and or industry analysts and as such we forget about the real regulator, the market (our traffic light).