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How is Michael Dell like Steve Jobs?
Posted by jsepeta on 2011-07-11 14:00:04
In reply to Rob Enderle
I don't see how Dell is anything like Apple: they make cheap pc's for the windows market, abandon Linux at the first opportunity, and have decent sales of pc's servers and networking gear to the enterprise market but only their pc's have made a dent in the consumer space. Versus Apple, who have explosive profits due to (overcharging for) their innovative, attractively-designed, market-leading notebooks and (extremely) overpriced desktop computers. Apple's phones and music players and tablets dominate in the marketplace; do you know anyone with a Dell Streak?

Since Michael Dell challenged Apple to sell their stock back to their customers, Apple has turned around to be a dominant player in consumer electronics, including some middling share of computer sales (bigger than HP, the largest pc seller, and thus bigger than Dell). Meanwhile Dell's stock has not shot up over $350 - it's currently $16.65. So your comparison doesn't hold up at all.

 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Dell's Lesson for RIM and MS: Do It Steve Jobs' Way  Rob Enderle  2011-07-04 06:12:54
How is Michael Dell like Steve Jobs?  jsepeta  2011-07-11 14:00:04
Praise of Steve Jobs  ama-at  2011-07-04 15:03:42
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