In Economy on 12/10/2014 at 4:36 am
S’pore isn’t California.
In 1989,Jonathan Ives, now Apple’s designer and Sir Jonathan, left England and made his first trip to Silicon Valley.
“I was just blown away by the optimism and enthusiasm [in California] that provided such a fantastic environment to try and develop new ideas,” …. “It’s very difficult to develop new ideas in the context of cynicism and sarcasm. It makes for good comedy but it’s a horrible way of trying to develop products.” (FT report)
In S’pore we can’t even make good comedy because we don’t do sarcasm, but the place is terribly cynical, so how to develop new ideas?
In Financial competency on 27/10/2012 at 9:51 am
In Financial competency on 10/10/2012 at 6:34 am
Came across this link (Remember the German panzers smashed their way thru Western Europe and almost conquered Russia by using the “Indirect Approach”)
But why you may not want to buy Apple http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19834594. Remember the Germans still lost because they got the basics (the strength of Russia and the US, and the defiance of the British wrong.
In Uncategorized on 11/08/2012 at 6:01 am
So what can it buy? It can even buy Sprint, a US telco: only US$13.6bn. This list explains why a buy would be a inreresting idea at integrating the Apple experience,which is so impt for Apple’s profits.
The funny thing is that even if it buys everything on the list (Twitter, RIM, maker of Blackberry, are on the list suggested), it still has US$20bn in spare cash.
In Internet on 26/08/2011 at 7:39 am
In GIC, Temasek on 27/04/2011 at 9:28 am
According to Asymco: “If Apple had no revenues, the current cash would sustain operations (SG&A and R&D) for over 7 years or until the middle of 2018.”
“The funds are big enough to place Apple’s CFO office in the top 100 largest fund managers in the world and larger than any hedge fund manager.” More than Temasek and GIC combined, FYI.