Secret Sauce of Successful Technology Companies

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    May 13, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    NYT: What really made Microsoft, Intel, and Apple, huge winners was understanding and applying the dynamics of high-tech markets (“Build Platforms and Ecosystems”). In digital-age competition, the long goal is to establish an industry-spanning platform rather than merely products. It is platforms that yield the lucrative flywheel of network effects, complementary products and services and increasing returns. The payoff is market power and huge profits.

    There are “striking parallels” between the early high-tech leaders and four members of the next generation, who they write about briefly: Larry Page of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Huateng Ma of Tencent, a leading Chinese Internet company. They all, the authors point out, have a deep understanding of technology and “platform thinking.”

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/bill-gates-andy-grove-and-steve-jobs-the-strategies-they-shared/?ref=technology
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    May 13, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    like any administrator, a large company CEO has little impact on the company bottom line as an individual. Better is how the CEO can retain a reliable team around him/her.