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  • Sam Liu
    $GOOG $AAPL Android is still #1 in U.S. smartphone sales, accdg to a new report, but Apple is slowly closing the gap, & new phone upgrade
    7/31/13
    Reply (27)
    • Sam Liu: http://bit.ly/1aWWVoU
      7/31/13
    • liveincramerica: Android phones are not only cheap but they're buy-one-get-one free. Yep, there may be more out there but how good is "free"?.
      7/31/13
    • jamesingram32: are you on someone's payroll Sam?
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: i wish
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: but then I might not be enjoying my life in Shanghai
      8/1/13
    • jamesingram32: you post some good stuff, and a lot of it. It just seems a bit on the android side, which is allowed I suppose!
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: i post (credible?, western-bias) news I'm waiting for my next Apple purchase!
      8/1/13
    • jamesingram32: fair enough, keep em coming. I shall read with interest. thanks
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: What a difference a year makes. Apple topped American Customer Satisfaction Index's smartphone rankings back in 2012, but Samsung has taken
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: the lead in 2013 by a slim margin. Owners responding to ACSI's natl survey gave an 84-point score to both the Galaxy S III & Galaxy Note II
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: putting the two Samsung phones just past the 82-point iPhone 5 & iPhone 4S. http://engt.co/15fY2jL
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: that Apple has pursued a strategy that is both rare & incredibly difficult ... Apple is a master of Quantum Strategy, which is
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: http://bit.ly/11xq6vQ
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: impossible to achieve in a long-term, sustainable timeframe b/c they entail mutually contradictory investments & organisational processes
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: strategic orthodoxy: ORGs achieve that would end up "stuck in the middle", without any competitive advantage.
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: NOT WINDOWS NOR ANDROID SO APPLE OUGHT TO PREVAIL B/C NO SUBSTITUTE: Such advantages would swiftly be copied by competitors however leading
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: to the need for firms to eventually make a clear choice about which generic strategy to follow, & configure org. accordingly to implement it
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: Apple focuses in terms of target market, of product line, of product design, even in terms of its own organisation design.
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: the simplicity in the design & features of the products that Apple does produce-- are both streamlined & limited in number, & include only
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: A few features that buyers will actually use.- ignored that companies locate their R&D facilities around the world, near their main markets
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: R&D in a single space at One Infinite Loop in CA. By hiring the best & co-locating them in the innovation melting pot of Apple's campus,
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: Apple achieves extraordinary results, with only a fraction of innovation spending related to its competitors
      8/1/13
    • jamesingram32: Thanks Sam, here is a thought, why don't you put all this into an instablog or article?
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: These are other org's articles. I have a blog on wordpress but is not accessible in Cn.I appreciate your suggestion.
      8/1/13
    • jamesingram32: what's the link? I'll take a look. thanks
      8/1/13
    • Sam Liu: shaduc.wordpress.com
      8/1/13
    • jamesingram32: cool, thanks
      8/2/13