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How Google Glass Could Change [insert any word you like here]

It’s 2015 and you’ve just arrived back in New York City from a weekend trip. You’re standing in Times Square when it occurs to you that you’re hungry. So, literally in the blink of an eye, you call up information about all the nearby restaurants. You realize, however, that you could also use some companionship so you say “friends nearby restaurants.” Just then you see that a pal of yours has checked in to Fannelli Cafe in SoHo. You quickly text him and arrange to meet. When you call up directions, you get an offer for $2 off your first Guinness. All thanks to Google Glass.”

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Apple Versus the Strategy Professors

Someday, Apple’s now 11-year-long run of nearly unbroken triumph (I’m dating it to the launch of the iPod in November 2001) is going to end. That is just the way of the business world. The questions, of course, are when, and how. The mood of the moment is that when might just be now (there are lots of different ideasabout the how). i wouldn’t be so sure that “peak Apple” really is now. What I am pretty sure about is that the how of Apple’s fall (or continued rise) will hinge on strategy — because strategy has driven its success.

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Why Billion-Dollar, 100-Year-Old Companies DIE …

The year 2012 marks the death of Kodak, a $26-billion, century-old “cornerstone” company of the U.S. R.I.P. Did you know that Kodak actually invented the digital camera that ultimately put it out of business? Kodak had the patents and a head start, but ignored all that. Why? To put an exclamation mark at the end of the Kodak story: In this same year, Instagram, another company in the image business, was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion… The catch is, Instagram had only 13 employees at the time.

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