[FoRK] Making robotics a priority

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 11:33:54 PDT 2011


On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Any company that isn't seeking to maintain and increase competitiveness,
> unless it is greatly ahead of everyone else, is going to fall behind
> quickly.  They'll go out of business and be replaced by a company that is
> focusing there.  It may be that the business cycle du jour requires that
> this is usually a startup that replaces an existing company and existing
> companies find it difficult to invest to keep competing so they slowly run
> aground.  In most cases, this is management failure, but it could be caused
> by various outside factors.  Those would be interesting to identify.  You
> could potentially point to regulatory, unions, aging, various management
> practices, wall street quarterly earnings focus, etc.  If it is the latter,
> it lends support to the point that Wall Street has questionable value for
> all of their overhead.
> Stephen

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