Summary/teaser Apple and the art of business — Steve Jobs upended the notion that the consumer is king, to be served by a proliferation of choices. It was the businessman as artist who created the desires. In taking Apple to the peak of the industrial world, Jobs was the supreme artist - of innovation, of marketing, of boldness in following his own dream, and creating ours. - Sreeram Chaulia
August 31, 2011 Apple and the art of business By Sreeram Chaulia Sreeram Chaulia is Professor and Vice Dean at the Jindal School of International Affairs in Sonipat, India, and the first ever B Raman Fellow for Geopolitical Analysis at the Takshashila Institution. He is the author of the recent book, International Organizations and Civilian Protection: Power, Ideas and Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Zones (I.B. Tauris, London). “ […]
Of all the stunning insights Jobs has bequeathed, the basic one is that entrepreneurship is an art, rather than a science to be learnt through formal education or training. A college dropout like Microsoft's founder Bill Gates and Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg, Jobs read the pulse of consumers like no other business titan of our times, and did so in an uncanny and instinctive fashion without meticulous market surveys, focus group discussions, or commissioned research reports.
One quote that epitomizes Jobs is his response to a journalist when asked how thoroughly he had analyzed market moods and tastes before introducing the iPad tablet computer: "None. It's not the consumers' job to know what they want."
Everything on page 1 requires at the most an MS, but some just experience.
On Apple's site, they say: Amazing products come from amazing people.
Each year, we hire college graduates for a variety of positions throughout the company. Whether you’ve earned your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, there are opportunities at Apple to apply your knowledge in areas that include finance, marketing, merchandising, operations, engineering, real estate development and design, and software.
Humm good point - That must be it . I always heard it called (acquisition) to purchase property.
The real estate development and design - is more traditionally thought of buying very large tracts of land or building a super high rise project. Certainly Apple would have needed a real estate development and design team in the very beginning before the first Apple Store . Now Apple only needs a acquisition team , since the stores are pretty much carbon copy.
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