Showing posts from September, 2013

Ontrapersonal intelligence

Intrapersonal intelligence deals with self awareness, individual character and expertise in one’s own emotions, strengths, weakness and goals.
People in this field are mostly introvert and learn best they are working along. 
These people always take initiatives to think about life questions and problems.   
They are able to learn and get motivated through life’s experiences and failures. 
Writers, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, researcher and entrepreneur are some of the occupations that suit them.

A continuous Journey

#1. Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey” Richard St. John told us that the road to success is not a one-way street, it is a continuous journey. He shows his own business ups and downs to illustrate his key message. “When you stop trying, you fail.”

Where Nokia Went Wrong : The New Yorker

Where Nokia Went Wrong : The New Yorker

Nokia’s agreement on Tuesday to sell its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion is something of a minor business coup for Nokia, since a year from now that business might well turn out to have been worth nothing.

It also demonstrates just how far and fast Nokia has fallen in recent years. Not that long ago, it was the world’s dominant and pace-setting mobile-phone maker.

Today, it has just three per cent of the global smartphone market, and its market cap is a fifth of what it was in 2007—even after rising more than thirty per cent on Tuesday. 

Who is buying what?

When a prosperous company buys a struggling company you have to wonder what they’re really buying.Here’s how to think about it. A company is defined as the sum of three values: resources, processes and priorities (RPP). Everything of value can be classified into these three categories

Government Cash Support

Apple is a perfect example. In its early stages, the company received government cash support via a $500,000 small-business investment company grant. 
And every technology that makes the iPhone a smartphone owes its vision and funding to the state: the Internet, GPS, touch-screen displays, and even the voice-activated smartphone assistant Siri all received state cash. 
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency bankrolled the Internet, and the CIA and the military funded GPS. 
So, although the United States is sold to us as the model example of progress through private enterprise, innovation there has benefited from a very interventionist state.