We only want to produce Blockbusters

The recent Blowup about HP exiting the PC/WebOS Business reminds me of an old story about when Sony bought MGM, the movie makers. The story goes like this; executives were briefing Sony Management about how profits were generated from the Movie Making business. One accountant described the process such; “Well we make a hundred movies […]

Nokia Smartphone reality check, Ka-ching!

All the bad news, Nokia smartphones dumb down profits Nokia releases Q2 2010 results; profits down, market share flat Nokia Q2 2010 results – profits down but smartphone sales up So lets do a reality check on the facts; Nokia profits are Down 40%, but are still making a Profit. Which means they are in […]

The best Portrayal of Nokia

This article is one of the best portrayals of Nokia’s Perceived fall from grace: The Background Story …But somehow with Apple, the facts no longer matter. The iPhone was the ultimate best phone ever – according to Steve Jobs – and because Steve Jobs says so, that started to become the storyline. The truth didn’t […]

SmartPhones in the reality distortion field.

I have had a revelation with regards to SmartPhones and the Reality Distortion Field. Simply put, if the device, any device, that does not behave like a profit generating platform for Apple, should not be considered a Smartphone. Platforms based on Symbian OS, BlackBerry , Windows and Palm and are based on a principal that […]

Amazon Looses a customer, Nokia N900 a Failure.

Well after all the lame excuses for a release that Nokia has be performing with the N900 it’s should come as no surprise that I was notified that it has been delayed again. This time Amazon is not expecting to receive any product until after the 25 of December. How lame can Nokia be? If […]

Twitter Marketing

I’ve been browsing the Twitterverse for anyone discussing ‘Ideas’ or Forecasting and I’ve started following them using the @ideaforecasting twitter account. I’m hoping to stimulate some interest, or at least some hits on the ideaforecasting.com site. We’ll see. My expectations are high, but I’m not deluding myself, there may be no reaction. I believe that […]

The great wall

 I have commiserated in the past about how making the extra effort in your customer relationships as shop keepers I present you with the correct way to present food. We have frequently eaten at The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, mostly because the food is good, and the service is pleasant and prompt. Alway good things at […]

Idiotic Small Business Shop behavior

I know there is a recession on, I really do. But there are things to do to cut costs, and there are things that you can do to cut your own throat, and you should never get them confused. I’ve seen a recent example of the later, under the guise of the former. Curry’s in […]

A sheep in Wolfs (Windows) dressings

If I were managing Microsoft, I’d announce a new Operating System (OS) and prepare copies to hand out of Windows 7 “pre-betas” at PDC, WinHEC which consists of a slightly re-skinned Vista OS which no one wanted when it was called Vista. And you know, no one will notice, or care that 99.9% of of […]