The MacValley blog


Welcome to the MacValley blog, your first stop for all the latest MacValley news and views.


Tom Briant

The MacValley blog

Editor: Tom Briant


Click here to email Tom

Click here for Tom's profile



To search the blog posts please use the box below

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mountain Lion's little details and the big picture at Microsoft

Hi All:

Here are a couple of excellent articles referred to me by our Vice President, Arnold Woodworth:

The Little Details of OS X Mountain Lion at Tidbits

And now a devasting picture of Microsoft from Vanity Fair magazine:

In December 2000, Microsoft had a market capitalization of $510 billion, making it the world’s most valuable company. As of June it is No. 3, with a market cap of $249 billion. In December 2000, Apple had a market cap of $4.8 billion and didn’t even make the list. As of this June it is No. 1 in the world, with a market cap of $541 billion.

How did this jaw-dropping role reversal happen?

One Apple product – iPhone – has higher sales than all of Microsoft's products combined.  More than Windows, Office, Xbox, Bing, Windows Phone, and every other product that Microsoft has created since 1975.

a management system known as “stack ranking”—a program that forces every unit to declare a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average, and poor—effectively crippled Microsoft’s ability to innovate.  Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft

No comments:

Post a Comment



Blog Archive