In Uncategorized on September 2, 2015 at 7:08 am
While Apple and Samsung have relied on the Chinese growth, some other companies are looking for other markets. I have previously explained that China is a tough market: half government controlled, so called free market where the massive state PR machine can interfere at any moment. It happened to Apple and many other companies. Meanwhile, some other companies are looking towards the African horizon.
Meet Obi. Obi is a company founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley Read the rest of this entry »
In cappuccino on March 24, 2015 at 7:51 am
The sharing economy. The sharing economy is a type of collaborative society where individuals share their resources. Uber, airbnb and other such platforms are manifestations of the sharing economy. The sharing economy has been mainly targeting individuals, but is it possible to apply the same principles in the business world? How would it look like? Read the rest of this entry »
In espresso on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 am
L’Oreal is not giving up the Chinese market. L’Oreal may have seemed that they are pulling back from the Chinese market, withdrawing Garnier. However, this move was only apparent. A few days ago L’Oreal got its governmental approval to buy Chinese skincare company: Magic Holdings International.
This was a very interesting morning lecture. Summarizing it, a Chinese flight attendant gives up her job also because flying was causing dry skin. Something is clear: Chinese women do treasure their skin, as a historical trait. Although Garnier was a failure on the Chinese market, L’Oreal is not giving up, as it has one research center and two manufacturing plants and affirmed it plans to develop tailored cosmetics for the Chinese market. Read the rest of this entry »
In espresso on January 15, 2013 at 7:39 am
Its been 6 years since the launch of the Iphone. The hype on the market these days is around: Google Television, Samsung foldable screen and Facebook. While Google, Samsung and Facebook seem to announcing innovations, Apple is basically announcing the re-issue of a product as a cheaper product: Iphone mini which is rumored to be a smaller Iphone2.
Apple has been all about the hype, the innovation. Samsung attacked Apple’s position: “the next big thing is here” Samsung claims and is clearly attacking the Apple. Apple does not usually confirm rumors about the next product, so nowadays everyone can write an article saying whether Apple should launch a cheaper Iphone or not, including myself. Apple was one of the great absents at CES 2013, along with Microsoft. Other companies made it for their absence: Google announced the tv that watches back and chooses shows based on your behavior. That’s innovative. Samsung presented the foldable screen: the screen that could solve all our issues with dropping our smartphones, innovation again. Read the rest of this entry »