The lessons travel agencies can learn from Apple are many. Certainly I have written, and re-written, on their goal of being an insanely great company. Their products are nothing short of visionary, even when they fall short of promise. With a headquarters located at One Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, the small company started in a garage tackled and conquered mighty IBM, the quintessential computer company of past generations. In 1980, four years after their launch, Apple raised $80 million in the first hour of its public offering.
But there is something else I like about Apple. At the core of the company, feeding the corporate culture and the vision, there is still a garage with two young kids in it. Apple is still fresh, still powered by an entrepreneurial spirit that never quits, never gives up. Product failures Read the rest of this entry »