Thursday, 3 July 2008

Seen any dinosaurs lately?

I read a fascinating article about Bill Gates whilst on holiday.

It described him as an innovator whose time had past.

It sounds a bit harsh, I know, but it seemed less so in context.

Someone else who could be described in the same way is Howard Stringer the global boss of Sony.

Stringer had this to say recently about the innovative company behind two of the biggest category killers of the century thus far:

"Apple is a marvellous company, but it is a boutique. We are a giant conglomerate."

Hmm. Could that be the sound of a dinosaur talking?