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Updating My Smartphone Market Analysis: The Market Is At A Strategic Inflection Point


NOTE: My original post, originally published in January 2013, continues to be one of the most viewed on the site.  Android and Apple have enjoyed an estimated 98% market share between the two, and many of my earlier projections regarding this market appear to have been borne out. However, the smartphone market has now matured to the point that it is at a strategic inflection point which has major implications for the future of this market and the major competitors. The rapid maturation of the smartphone market should have been foreseen: the rise of domestic Chinese competition combined with the predictable end of the Western consumer fascination with “the next smartphone”

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14 Weird Open-Ended Behavioral Job Interview Questions


Over the last year, a number of my UBC Faculty of Management students have asked me about so-called behavioral interview questions, which seem to be the new norm in job interviews.  Behavioral interview questions or role playing situations are designed to get the interviewee off balance and to elicit more revealing responses about the character, […]

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Multidimensional Mobile Market War: Silicon Rust Belt


In this, my third post on the dramatic and fascinating developments, shifts, and impacts of the Multidimensional Mobile Market War, the precipitous decline of the leading personal computer industry competitors, has become even more pronounced than anyone suspected. Last week, IDC and Gartner were in more or less violent agreement that the bottom had very suddenly dropped out of the PC market.

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Microsoft’s New End Game Strategy: Pray


In a further episode of my earlier posts on the Mega Mobile Market Share War, it would seem that International Data Corporation (IDC) and Gartner, the two leading high tech industry analysis firms, are haggling over whether the precipitous drop in quarterly PC sales is 11. 2% or 14%. It also adds evidence to the accelerating rate of change in the corporate life cycle. Corporate life cycle events that took a decade are now occurring in a few short years.

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Deja Vu: Best Buy, Dell Computer and Henry Ford


Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer After losing a lawsuit to the Dodge brothers in 1918, Henry Ford, irate that a court and a few shareholders could interfere with the management of his company, determined to buy out all the shareholders.  Ford said that if he was not master of his own company, he would […]

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Mobile Market Share: A Multidimensional War of Titans Worth Following


NOTE: This post, originally published in January 2013, continues to be one of the most viewed on the site.  As Google and Apple now are estimated to enjoy 98% market share between the two, many of my projections regarding this market appear to have been borne out. In one of the most interesting high tech […]

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