Here’s why Samsung, #17 on our 2013 Most Innovative Companies list, should be lauded not loathed.
Samsung built a user interface similar to that of the iPhone but gained its real edge by improving one of Samsung’s core strengths: producing big, beautiful screens. In fact, beginning with the company’s entry into the semiconductor business, Samsung has cultivated an ability to quickly study, imitate, and, where appropriate, improve upon competitors’ products. In an age when information flows freely and contract manufacturers can pump out millions of new devices in a matter of weeks, that skill may be the most underrated in business.
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Nimble flexibility and rapid adaptability are wicked-powerful survival traits.