Authenticity is what turns a pretty picture into a priceless work of art. Likewise it is what people look for -- or should -- in their personal relationships. I believe this holds true for our relationships with businesses as well.
I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.
The Silicon Valley tech giants want to reform government surveillance on the Internet? That's what they say, anyway.
The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.
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Yesterday, I was invited to join the live BBC World Service show, Business Matters to discuss Apple's green manifesto and its rivalry with Samsung. I was interviewed by the BBC's talented Manuela Saragosa. Here's a transcript of the highlights.
At Apple's latest shareholder meeting, a think tank, NCPPR, pushed the company to stop pursuing environmental initiatives like investing in renewable energy. Cook went on a tirade -- or at least what passes for one from the very cool and collected CEO. He made it clear that he makes choices for reasons beyond just the profit motive.
These days, it is the company that fails to guard itself against climate change risk that is destined to find itself on the losing end of market share. For a company like Apple, risk associated with climate change comes in many forms.
Also Apple's CEO Tim Cook should develop his own personal founder's vision as a guiding principle. Especially, if he wants to project a company vision that communicates to employees, shareholders and clients a credible and promising future.
What is missing in iOS7 is that humanity. That understanding of programming to an audience, not to the sense of style of an engineer or a designer.
Note to self: Before updating any software on any device in the future, make sure to research the major changes to make sure going forward isn't going backwards.
The question remains -- and this is something that I've discussed before -- can Tim Cook help champion transformative products at Apple, or is he merely the executor of Steve Jobs' corporate last will and testament?
If Touch ID doesn't work how users believe it should, they will simply ignore it and forget about it. But for Apple, that will mean an enormous business opportunity lost.
They're nothing short of miraculous hunks of modern tech gloriousness. But they're also, shockingly, missing a few key features we'd really like to see in future models.
This ode overturns Apple's original, unspoken premise. Its contrived poetry celebrates Apple's past as if it's the path to the future. Woe is Apple.
Our government is not always going to protect us from everything that may be harmful or close loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and fair. That is just the way our system works. But, that is where all of us come in