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Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

Apple starts new campaign to push businesses to convert tools to iPad apps

Apple has replaced its iPad in Business apps website with a new site that is much simpler and more direct. The new page highlights multiple specific use cases for which a business could use an iPad, then presents specific applications to complete those tasks. The old website was more cluttered and …

Apple Stores to push Macs to businesses with new Parallels/Windows 8 demos

Apple is pushing its business-focused Apple Retail salespeople to sell Macs to businesses currently running in Windows environments, according to Apple retail employees briefed on the new initiative. Apple Retail Stores, in their business/professional sections, will now have a 27-inch iMac prepared …

Foxconn Profit Rises 41% on Strong iPhone Sales, Low-Cost iPhone to Drive Similar Gains at Pegatron

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Apple's primary iPhone and iPad assembler, has experienced a 41% jump in second quarter net profit thanks to strong iPhone sales, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>The company, better known as Foxconn, saw a net profit of NT$16.98 billion, which is approximately …

How Apple Stores Can Keep From Turning Sour

What follows is a customer experience cautionary tale, illustrating the kind of lapse that can happen even at a company with a global reputation for being customer-centric. I suppose if it can happen at Apple Stores — meant to be a beacon of customer service — it can happen anywhere. But take note: …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

What makes us feel good about our work? | Dan Ariely

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Alain de Botton

The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink

How to start a movement | Derek Sivers

Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity

Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley

Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

What fear can teach us | Karen Thompson Walker

Steve Jobs talks about managing people

Steve Jobs