SNS: Learning from the Leaders

SNS: Learning from the Leaders


Volume 17, Issue 21
Week of June 9, 2014

In This Issue
Feature: Learning from the Leaders

  • Michael Dell: Free at Last
  • PCs Are Doing Fine
  • Productivity Devices vs. Consumption Devices
  • The “SNS Big Shift” Is Real
  • Graduating from Public to Private
  • Mark Hurd: Serious Computing
  • The Two-Hour Rule
  • The 95% Rule
  • Acute Targeting: Customer Identification and Engagement
  • The Cloud’s Role in Innovation Acceleration

Quotes of the Week

Takeout Window

  • Industrial Espionage 101
  • The First Fully 2D Field-Effect Graphene-Based Transistors
  • China Copies the Ford F-150
  • More Chinese Vehicle Copies

Upgrades and Numbers

  • The Snowden/Greenwald Affair
  • China vs. the Tech Giants


In Case You Missed It…
SNS Members Making News

This year marks the 19th anniversary since shipping the first issue of SNS.  The first issue, just a few paragraphs long, suggested that the hostile takeover of Lotus by IBM would actually go through – something neither the Wall Street Journal nor other business publications were predicting. They had good reason to miss it: that would be the first time a software firm, whose IP walks out the door at night, was merged through a hostile bid.

We knew enough about then-Lotus CEO Jim Manzi to suggest that money would be the motivator, and the prediction was proven true.

Today, we are still using CEO personalities as part of the pattern mix in making successful predictions, even as we’ve expanded into groundbreaking work on how technology drives the global economy.

We want to thank all of our members for their participation in SNS, and for helping us continue to help them see this world, and its future, more clearly. – mra.

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