October 11, 2012

The Same Only Different

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

Herman Melville
19th century American writer

Apple would agree, Samsung maybe not.

What do you think?


  1. Apple has innovated, there's no question of that. And it is also true that a lot of companies, Samsung included, have copied them. But even Apple now copies Apple. They need new design.

  2. You have to lead from the front and Samsung doesn't do that.

  3. this isnt war max, its business and there is no leading from the front. empty phrases, particularly those coming from the military, are of no use

  4. I disagree. Choosing where to lead from in the organization, including the front, is a decision that every manager must make. You may disagree because you took the statement literally, but regardless, every manager must decide what their style will be. And while that is true in the military, there the implication of "lead from the front" is associated with a completely different context. I'm betting you've not been in the service because if you had you would know that.