No, not tech gadgets that don’t work well. Apple needs to score a few runs without home runs. I agree with Wil Gomez:
Among technology gadget makers, Apple’s string of hit products dwarfs Amazon’s string of products. It’s not really much of a contest. Arby’s has the meats. Apple has the hits. Amazon has the, uh, well, attempts at creating a hit. That’s what Apple needs more of. Attempts. Amazon attempts more. They fail more, yes, but the same could be said of home run hitters. They may strike out more often, but the crowd loves those homers.
Amazon has tenacity. Apple has either, 1) fear of failing, or, 2) hubris bordering on arrogance.
Let me give credit where credit is due. Amazon swings more frequently than Apple. Amazon strikes out more frequently than Apple. Amazon has yet to hit a home run. But they’re still in the game, still swinging, still working at re-inventing the future.
Great baseball analogies.