But if a fact... ... middle of paper ... ...and didn’t credit those deserving of it. “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas” remarked Steve Jobs. Apple always came off as the dominator of the technology world, but in the recent years they are falling down. In order to get back on top, Apple needs to create a product so revolutionary that even their competitors would be stunned. Apple seemed to be an “undisputed king” but after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple seemed to come in second after their competitors.
Of course, one hopes that Jobs chose this particular week to step down as CEO not because his health left him no other option but because he felt Apple was ready to move on without his day-to-day involvement. If so, his timing was impeccable. The iPhone and iPad are enormous hits that have left most of Apple's competitors flummoxed; Apple's market capitalization, revenue and profit have all passed those of Microsoft. Simply put, it's this era's preeminent technology company. In a sense, this week's news simply ratifies an existing reality.
Due to its often turbulent highs and lows Apple has become a classic study in innovation and new product development. Culturally it is an example of how any corporate culture can be taken overboard and having a strong set of corporate values can help any company navigate the ebbs and flows of the business environment. Apple is the type of company that elicits a response form most in the form of a "love them" or "hate them". I think that it is safe to say over all they company is a success despite several poor efforts to roll out innovative products. After all in business no one is perfect, especially Apple.
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Cook graduated from Auburn University with a degree in industrial engineering and went on to receive his masters in business at Duke University. Cook was chosen by Jobs for many reasons. Cook is a successful businessman who was part of the reason for Apple’s boom in the early 2000s. Jobs saw Cook as a great leader that would not j... ... middle of paper ... ...ailing company, it will be unable to continue the run of success it had under Jobs. But under Tim Cook Apple supporters should not fear.
However, the main problem in Apple making sure that their suppliers offer better working conditions is that Apple has no legal liability in any operation that happens in China factories since their ownership is by separate manufacturers. It, therefore, gives Apple the dilemma of choosing between what is correct morally and what is correct legally. It also represents situations that are unfortunate since an action of being socially responsible is not what is best for the running of the business as using cheap labour to minimise cost has led to Apple to achieve margins that are spectacular and profits on its products (Dhaliwal 2011, 59-100). Apple should keep in mind that the aim of business is not always based on making profits since long-term goals are
Male first mentions that “A tech company should be run by engineers, not managers.” Apple consists of small amounts of teams where their engineers are also managers. Because of this, there is no separation between managers and engineers which has built a culture and respect between the two. Male says to “Build a culture of respect between managers and employees.” Next, “Give employees the freedom to own and improve the products.” When a problem occurs and they have the solution, they are able to fix the problem without having to ask higher tier people to do so. Apple challenge’s their employees to grow. Male describes that they help their employees develop and provide them the skills that they need to reach upper-level positions in the organization.
While other companies were focusing on creating products by using the best technology that they can get their hands on, Apple paid close attention to details that are almost least important to other companies while creating new products. I am not sure that the company focuses on creating products that people actually need, but the company actually comes up with great products and tells people what they actually want. This want then translates into a need for the consumers. No other company has the guts to do that. It is like the engineers creating the products, actually make them for themselves.
He said, "Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest" (Karyne Love). What his company did was absolutely amazing. Apple has changed the way we do things in the world. He made a path in which all other major companies have followed for decades. It only makes sense that Apple is the better company.