Even Apple needs more than fans.

11.10.2012role of culture

Apple is a great example of the deep ongoing ramifications of culture. Follow me. Here’s the path:

We know how much our childhood determines our adulthood. (If you read Jobs’ biography, you meet a defensive, paranoid genius).

And we know how much a company’s culture determines…well, everything.

A Mac is the only computer I’ve ever used, and all of my other electronics are Mac. i.e. iPod, iPhone, Ipad. However, I’m constantly frustrated, and moreso lately, by Apple’s closed ecosystem and mindset.  This is cultural. And in today’s landscape, it just doesn’t seem viable to me.  I wonder if the death of Steve Jobs will open the door to a more open culture?  Any thoughts?