Tuesday, November 03, 2015

book: If You Really Want to Change the World

podcast interview: The Man Behind Siri Explains How to Start a Company @ HBR IdeaCast

hint: must have a good business plan

If You Really Want to Change the World: A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough Ventures @ HBR

"Silicon Valley's latest trend for creating new ventures is based on trial and error: test market needs with new product concepts and a minimum amount of capital, expect that the product may not meet the market need, so fail fast and try another product with the hope that a product-market fit will eventually emerge. But this fail fast, step-and-pivot philosophy is like taking a random walk in the forest without a compass. "If You Really Want to Change the World" is about helping entrepreneurs find true north."

Innovator’s Dilemma: Android vs Samsung

Android and the Innovator’s Dilemma | Re/code
"We have two very different things happening in the smartphone world. We have Apple, which is growing smartphone share in many regions where people said iPhone peaked, raising ASPs and capturing new customers switching from Android. Then we have Samsung, which has quite a different circumstance. Samsung’s mobile phone unit is suffering from nearly every symptom found in the “You Are Being Disrupted” handbook. Not shockingly, it missed estimates again."
One of the most interesting observations about all of this is that the Innovator’s Dilemma was supposed to impact Apple. This was a fundamental tenet of most bear cases. When the market for smartphones became filled with good-enough devices at very low prices, why would anyone buy an iPhone? Yet this is impacting Samsung exactly according to the guidebook — but not Apple.

The fundamental lesson to learn here is that the Innovator’s Dilemma, in this case, only applies to Android land, because all the hardware OEMs run the same operating system."
"I’ll make a prediction. Samsung will be out of the smartphone business within five years."

Maybe Samsung could disrupt itself, i,e. by a new category such as "SmartPhoneWatch"
Samsung Gear S, (AT&T), Frost White

Trouble is, users accept innovation from Apple,
and from other usually expect known product with a good price...