Originally Posted by Newtron
Tell you what. You found and build a multi-billion dollar international manufacturing firm like Dell or Acer, and then you'll be in a position to criticize their management.
Until then, you are as silly as those folks who tell Steve how to run his company.
Try this simple experiment:
Look at the number of units Acer sells per year. (Hint. It is a big number)
Look at the total profit Acer makes. (Hint. It is a small number.)
Then divide one by the other and you arrive at a profit per PC. Then come back here. Tell us the number and tell us with a straight face that you don't find it laughable.
A company with absolutely zero value-add. They just glue components together and sell them cheap.
Dell is (was) a brilliant an innovative company. But all that innovation is about component purchase and inventory management. It has nothing at all to do with technology.
Both Dell and Acer are in the business of making fancy packaging for a product called Windows. Both work hard, and sell a lot of units. Neither seems to have a clue how to make their business profitable.