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John,

You are a master of re-writing history.  

BTW, there is another type of absent tie... when someone gets pruned from a network.  ;-)

Valdis


On Aug 13, 2013, at 1:14 PM, John T. Maloney wrote:

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> Hi –
>  
>          …but you design the iPhone via strong business/professional ties.
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> Certainly GREAT things come from strong ties, e.g., Hewlett + Packard, Lennon + McCartney, Ethan + Joel Coen, Watson + Crick, etc.
>  
> The iPhone, aka the ‘Jesus Phone,’ was more a product of Jobs chronic autocracy and insurgent weak/absent ties (Apple communities).
>  
> Apple, err, Steve Jobs, specifically, vociferously and famously rejected design-by-committee (strong ties) for the iPhone.
>  
> The iPhone was successfully mostly because of irrational and affluent Apple communities (weak/absent ties).
>  
> iPhone was dubbed the ‘Jesus Phone’ because of its broad geographic base of ardent Apple acolytes (weak/absent ties). They adhere to the messianic spirit of Steve Jobs.
>  
> -j
> /in/jheuristic
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> From: Valdis Krebs [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:16 AM
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> Cc: John T. Maloney
> Subject: Re: [SOCNET] Strong Tie Screed
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>  
> John,
>  
> Maybe you sell you chainsaw on eBay via "absent" ties, but you design the iPhone via strong business/professional ties.
>  
> Valdis Krebs
> http://orgnet.com
> http://thehnetworkthinkers.com
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>  
> On Aug 13, 2013, at 11:37 AM, John T. Maloney wrote:
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> The Weakness of Strong Ties
> 
> http://colabria.com/2013/08/13/the-weakness-of-strong-ties/
>  




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