It all seems a bit of a Black Art
I liked the analogy to the Music industry.
There must be millions of struggling bands out there with only a very small percentage of them getting mainstream success.
I just see this as the problems that arise from a saturated market.
If you think about it, this holds true for all area's of business nowadays.
There must be very few area's of business now that arn't saturated. Especially in the tecnological western world.
Interesting read. If quite pessimistic.
Talking of Apple. Have you seen this, posted over at the Blitz forums.
Apple's total sales in 2011 were $128 BILLION. ($128,000,000,000). That's more than the gross domestic product of about 160 nations in the world.http://www.blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=97805
I read the biography to Steve Jobs a couple of months ago.
A very interesting read.
And certainly a man with the magical touch when it came to business and design.
I never knew about his involvement with Pixar until i read the book.
And now look at the success of Apple.
It's mind boggling.