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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to hit India on October 16

Phones will be available in gold, silver, space grey and the new rose gold metallic finish



Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus would be available in India from October 16, the company said on Monday. The two models will be available in gold, silver, space grey and the new rose gold metallic finish.

The company said around 13 million units of the two models have been sold within three days of the launch - a new record.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available in 40 additional countries beginning October 9 including Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. The new iPhones will be available in 130 countries by the end of the year. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving the 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in even more countries on October 9.”

The price for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (16 GB version of both phones) stands at $649 (Rs 42,185) and $749 (Rs 48,685), respectively.

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