there's a ton of water, a lot of things float and look like boats.
there's a ton of money, a lot of things float and look like companies."
Roux, co-founder of hi-tech buyout firm Silver Lake Partners.
it doesn't make cents, it doesn't make sense." - Fortune
fundamental mistake the dot-coms made is they assumed that brand is
a thing in itself, separate from the products, and that it created
get me known, and all this other stuff will fall into place."
- Regis McKenna, on
putting the marketing cart ahead of the horse.
of that advertising is not value creation. It's aimed at investors,
keep the market value up." - Regis McKenna.
On who will win the rush for the
middle ground, the virtual companies seeking
physicality or the physical companies seeking virtualness: "Which
do you think is
easier, learning e-business or learning to build a multi-billion dollar
company?" - Jerry Useem, Fortune magazine.
Internet Is Here to Stay
Harvard professor Clayton Christensen
who popularized the term "disruptive
technology" when describing the Internet, now refines his view,
Interent not a disruptive technology per se, but "an
infrastructure that can
enable disruptive business models."
Internet] is going to change the world. Just not in the way
companies wanted it to." - Phil Kaplan, creator of
the notorious website