Tactical, Operational & Strategic Analysis of Markets, Competitors & Industries
Strategic Inflection Points - Fountain Pens
By 1900, the main principles for asuccessful fountain pen had been established:
1. A reservoir for ink.
2. A filling system.
3. A method of supplying ink to the nib.
Finding the most successful challenge, with 3 American companies - Parker, Waterman and Sheaffer - dominating the market. The design of the fountain pen has not relied solely on the demands of engineering, for aesthetics have…Continue
Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments
Strategic Inflection Points - Jukeboxes
Coin-in-the-slot music machines were already well established by the time the golden age of the jukebox dawned in the 1940s. While the designers of this era such as Paul Fuller, are particularly revered, design affecionados are begining to play closer attention to the twp decades that followed. The machines of the rock 'n' roll era - with which the jukebox has become synonymous - scream teenage rebellion with their blatant use of flashy…Continue
Added by Vivekk Raghuvanshi on December 6, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments