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“Apple’s customers appreciate quality, reliability, and usability in a seamlessly integrated ecosystem, and are willing to pay for it.”

— Kate MacKenzie in When It Comes To iPhone And iPad There Are Two Customer Groups Apple Doesn’t Want Or Need

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“For some reason, pundits never tire of reviewing things they’ve never seen. They did it with the iPhones, they did it with the iPad, and now they’re doing it with the mythical iWatch. Just because they lack imagination and vision, however, doesn’t mean Apple does.”

— The Macalope in Pre-panned for your convenience

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“Where others offer choices, Apple makes decisions. What some of us appreciate is what so rankles the others — that those decisions have so often and consistently been right.”

— John Gruber, in Open and Shut

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“The behaviors required to delight the consumer are simply at odds with the behaviors required to delight businesses. You cannot do both simultaneously in a single organization and be excellent.”

— Charlie Kindel on Why Nobody Can Copy Apple

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“Everyone wants an Argentina, a place where the slate is wiped clean. But the truth is Argentina, is just Argentina. No matter where we go we take ourselves and our damage, with us. So is home the place we run to, or is it the place we run from? Only to hide out in place where we’re accepted, unconditionally, places that feel more like home to us. Because we can finally be who we are…”

— Dexter Morgan, character in Dexter (Season 7, Episode 8)

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“I believe the only cure for discouragement is dissatisfaction. That it is a key ingredient, perhaps the key ingredient, to success. That only once one is sufficiently dissatisfied will they be able to make real noticeable change — either in themselves or in society as a whole.”

— Patrick Rhone on discouragement vs. dissatisfaction

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“A Swede pays tax more willingly than a Californian because he gets decent schools and free health care.”

— The Economist, on why Politicians from both right and left could learn from the Nordic countries

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“The most important thing to Apple is to make the best products in the world that enrich customers’ lives. That’s our high order bit. That means that we aren’t interested in revenue for revenue’s sake.”

— Tim Cook on Apple earnings and more

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“If pundits knew anything, they’d be running very successful companies themselves, rather than advocating disastrous paths for some of the smartest people on the planet to take.”

— Daniel Eran Dilger in Who wins if Apple’s stock doesn’t skyrocket at earnings?