Innovate, or become extinct


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Nokia humiliated Motorola 13-years ago and became the world’s biggest phone vendor.. 4-years ago, they ignored the iOS and continued intimacy with the decayed Symbian OS.. Just like BlackBerry, making a news OS to rival either iOS or Android was a bigger task than ending the war in Syria. Nokia and BlackBerry have been consumed! They are no where to be found in the top-10 smartphones. No innovation, No creativity…

This is so because they decided to stick with an old and discredited business philosophy while Samsung and the highly rated Apple took the risk that opened the new world order of smartphones.

The point is this; never let your comfort zone deceive you, mega companies have been deceived and got lost in their line of businesses. You are not special! No one is indispensable!

As an individual:

1. Continue to research and buy books. Improve your intellect. Expand your knowledge. Don’t stop learning. If you do, you start decaying.

2. Don’t stop providing solutions. Immediately you stop being a problem-solver, you become irrelevant, and nobody wants to associate with someone that’s got nothing to offer.

As a business:

1. Innovate. Invest in Research and Development. If you have a start-up that is great today, constantly improve it.

2. Think of new ideas. If you cannot think of new ideas, improve the existing ones.

3. Know what the market wants. They are your lifeline. If you cannot satisfy their ever growing needs, they will not feed you, and you will die a natural death.

Learn from Motorola.

Learn from Nokia.

Learn from Blackberry.

Endpoint…

Employ my 70-30 approach. 70% of your income goes back to your business, 10% to God (yes God because the God-factor is most important in your life), 10% for savings and the other 10% to grow your mind with “good” books

Later on, you can begin to alter the percentage. If you have a business and you keep consuming all your revenue, sooner or later, you would become irrelevant!

Thanks to Nosa E. Nosa for inspiring this

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The Apple iPhone 5: Now in three versions


For those interested in jumping on the iPhone 5 train, Apple’s just released tech specs that reveal it has decided to split the iPhone line into three separate devices, each targeted at different regions and carriers.
Apple’s official iPhone 5 specs show two GSM models and one CDMA model, with the critical differences between them being which global LTE bands they support.
Oddly the CDMA model appears to be the global version of the device. It not only has the support for the most LTE bands (including Japan, Korea’s and some of Europe’s 4G bands along with Verizon and Sprint, it also has support for global GSM and HSPA+ frequencies.
The two GSM models aren’t just regionally focused, one is targeted
specifically at AT&T. The LTE bands in one GSM version line up exactly with AT&T’s 4G networks, a configuration that no other operator in the world uses (though half of its bands will also support Canada’s LTE networks). The other GSM model appears to be targeted at Asian carriers, but has additional support for the 1800 MHz bands used by UK’s Everything Everywhere and a few other European operators. All of those bands are supported in the CDMA version, but Apple is likely looking to cut down on its radio components cost by targeting this phone specifically at particular regions.
What’s most surprising though is that Europe’s primary 4G frequency bands 2.6 GHz and 800 MHz aren’t supported in any of the three devices. That means that most European operators deploying LTE next year will have to wait for the next generation of the device to offer 4G services over the iPhone.

If you’re geeky enough to understand tech jargon, here are the specs:

=> GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
=> CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
=> GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)

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