I enjoy bringing the odd bit (call it disparate, if you must) of information to the many people in my grasp and sphere of influence. That’s what a Cultural Architect does, eh.
For example, two recent pearls include the following from Linkedin. NOTE: Both generated a great deal of heated, if not roiling debate, elsewhere:
Brian Patrick Cork ”Did you know that when Apple tossed Google Maps out of its App Store (Apple now has it’s own ultra-slick map app of its own), Google retaliated swiftly and redirected searches for maps.apple.com to maps.google.com? It’s okay… Google has since fixed this “glitch”. Glitch, my butt.”
Evidently John Corbitt misunderstood, and opined,
Sounds like Apple learned they aren’t the only 800lb gorilla…Quid Pro Quo in Silicon Valley.
Brian Patrick Cork
“Nope. The point is that Apple has moved on with a superior mapping application. Google did not like it, and did evil by abusing their own platform. In the end, common sense prevailed and Google fixed the problem of their own making”.
Brian Patrick Cork ”Five days into the life-cycle of Apple’s new Macbook Pro – with Retina Display, (this might be better than G.I. Joe with Kung Fu Grip) the product is hard to find. Apple’s own website has a three-to-four week delivery date. From a consumer standpoint that’s frustrating. But, from a shareholder standpoint it’s potentially brilliant. This should make for an interesting story by the end of the quarter.
Meanwhile, what I’ll add, here, is that Apple is clearly convinced Facebook is part of a bright future. That would be just like Steve Jobs to invest in a charismatic leader like Mark Zuckerberg. But, Facebook is evidently a big part of Apple’s new iOS6. So, while I’ve been unflattering in my views of Zuckerberg in the past, I must needs be open-minded and open-hearted about his growth as an executive and the decisions he makes going forward.
Let’s be part of the Solution.
brian patrick cork