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  • How To Run A Comapny: Apple vs. Google

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    Running a company can be very difficult. There are so many different parts that have to properly fit together in order for success. Two of the smartest, most profitable companies today are Apple and Google, no doubt about it. In a recent article in Forbes, Chunka Mui explores which way of managing is more successful for an everyday business. In Apple, every decision and idea comes from one person, Steve Jobs, whereas in Google, ideas are brought together and thought out collectively as a group.

    In a recent NY Times article, titled The Auteur Vs. the Committee, Randall Stross stokes a debate that rages in world of innovation: Is it better to rely a single genius or group collaboration? Stross centers his analysis on the contrast between Apple, where “one is the magic number” (and we all know who the “one” is), and Google, which “has followed the conventional approach, with lots of people playing a role.”

    Here’s where I come out on this debate: The Apple innovation model is better, as long as you have Steve Jobs. Everybody else had better stick to the Google model.

    It is hard to overstate Steve Jobs’ success. He has had two incredible startups with Apple and Pixar, and he turned the failure of NeXT into a comeback at Apple. And, what a comeback that was, lest we forget that Apple was on the verge of irrelevance in the late 1990s—to the point where its board of directors pursued a sale, but found no buyers. It now has a market value of more than $350 billion.  Jobs’ second act at Apple showed that he could guide startups, turnarounds, and market leaders. Can you think of another CEO who has pulled that off?

    Google, even with its immensely talented cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, has gone to great strides to build a systematic innovation process that engages the whole organization. The innovation process at Google is  messy, to the point where it is derided by many as unfocused and too costly. Instead of relying on single genius, Google hires many geniuses and throws them into a collaborative search for innovation. As Quentin Hardy described in his recent article “Google’s Innovation – And Everyone’s?”, Google has tried to create what its executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has described as a “system of mechanisms” for innovating. The core elements of this process are the famed 70/20/10 principle and the “data beats opinion” mantra that eschews intuition but, instead, relies on experimentation, market feedback, and adaptation.

    Read more at Forbes

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