16 Years Providing Weekly Foresight
The most accurate predictive letter in computing and telecommunications,
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"... In answer to what I read, one publication that I never miss is Mark Anderson's Strategic News Service. Here is the latest issue. Enjoy." Sig Hutchison, Founder, Sig Hutchinson Communications; in forwarding an SNS Report to a colleague last week.
SNS Book Selection:
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software; by Steven Johnson (Scribner, 2002).
There is an old joke that ends: "I don't have to run faster than the bear; I just have to run faster than you." And, although the gazelle is faster than the lion, both know that the gazelle's flash muscles will soon run out of sugar and/or oxygen, and nature will take its course.
While it is true that the worst thing that can happen to a "fast follower" (such as Microsoft) is the disappearance of all competitors' taillights after each is sequentially destroyed, one has to remember that it may be even worse to be one of those competitors, the moment creativity starts to lag.