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[Rant] "Business @ The Speed Of Stupid"ANN.lu
Posted on 28-Jun-2002 11:07 GMT by Sturgeon6 comments
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/. is running a story on a site collecting and archiving failed dot-com businessplans for historical preservation. Linked from the story is a review of a book called "Business @ The Speed Of Stupid". That review contains some interesting points and quotes that IMO are highly relevant to the current owners/licensors of the old Amiga IP (yeah, this is meant to be modded to the "rant" category):

“Most companies of any size have a Web site. Most suck! They suck because they simply fail to communicate with the intended audience.”

“A common and widely held misconception is the idea of magic conversion ratios that convert the number of hits on a site to projected customer leads, e-commerce sales, or whatever. Let’s be clear: This type of thinking is 100 percent crap.”

"This comment illustrates another main point of the '@ the Speed of Stupidity and Accelerating' section: 'Get the right people in the right roles or you will find yourself facing insurmountable problems.' The wrong people are those that consistently contradict their words through their actions. They say they want things done right, but they end up cutting corners to get the job done fast and cheap. They hire the best people or companies to do the work, but want to totally ignore the processes that create good work."

"Morrison and Burke contend that 'technology must take a back seat to core business and customer needs, not the other way around' and that 'the "new rules" are simply a recipe for disaster, and those who continue to propagate them are completely irresponsible.'”

"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 1 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 28-Jun-2002 10:03 GMT
Care to explain how this is linked to the Amiga? ;)
"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 2 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jun-2002 11:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (darklite):
Easy.
As the article says, "The wrong people are those that consistently contradict their words through their actions. They say they want things done right, but they end up cutting corners to get the job done fast and cheap. They hire the best people or companies to do the work, but want to totally ignore the processes that create good work". That sounds EXACTLY like AInc to me. For their entire history as AInc.
"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 3 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Jack Me on 28-Jun-2002 12:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
Your trying to shoehorn it to fit Amiga more like.
"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 4 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jun-2002 15:08 GMT
You're not posting relivant info.
"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 5 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 28-Jun-2002 17:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
Have you worked for AInc? How do you know they are cutting corners? What might seem like cutting corners might be the only way to do it with a small budget.
It does however seem like an interesting book. I've always thought that engineers and geeks in general have no idea how to run a company properly. For techies technology is everything, however, it's more imporant for a company to have sound business strategies.
- Mike
"Business @ The Speed Of Stupid" : Comment 6 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jun-2002 17:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Mike Veroukis):
>>For techies technology is everything, however, it's more imporant for a company to have sound business strategies.
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