Posts Tagged ‘iPod’

12 Lessons Guy Kawasaki Learned from Steve Jobs

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The day after Steve Jobs’ death last year, Silicon Valley VC Guy Kawasaki gave a speech about the two times he worked under Jobs and what he learned. Some highlights from his list: Don’t listen to the experts; all that matters is whether something works or not; and value is different from price. Watch his talk below:

CNBC’s List of 10 Inventions that Killed Businesses

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Innovation is an important component of entrepreneurship. Sometimes a product or service is so innovative and creates so much value for its customers that it makes an entire industry obsolete. Here is CNBC’s list of ten such inventions.

Rapidly falling prices for technology

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Anita Campbell writes at Open Forum about how technology prices have kept dropping.

On a similar note, at Cafe Hayek Russell Roberts pointed out in late 2006 that “When [the iPod] first came out, it held 1000 songs and cost $399. Today, for $349, you get 20,000 songs. It can also display videos and photos. It’s smaller, too. So it’s $50 cheaper and more than 20 times better.”

In 2008, you can choose from many more iPod models but you can also get that classic 20,000 song version for $249, and a 40,000 song version for $349.