A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Apple
It was April 1976 when the idea for one of the most influential tech companies was born. Back in 1976, I doubt the founders, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and (Ronald Wayne, who sold his shares after just 12 days) could have ever imaged that 32 years later their startup would become the first company to be worth 1 trillion dollars and have a dramatic effect on life as is today!
Apple has come a long way from the Apple I. It’s mind-boggling, now you have a computer, camera, digital recorder, mp3 player, access to the internet, a personal assistant, and basically your whole office in your pocket.
If you were around to use the apple IIe as I did you then you can see things the way I do. Back in those days, computers were very limited by memory, disk space, and applications. I can remember when I purchased a computer with 1MB of ram at the time it was state of the art.
The word has changed and Apple is a big part of that change.
This post covers Apple Inc from its birth to the present day. Have a look at the resources included in this post.
Sections Included In this Post Include:
The History of Apple
A company’s history is interesting. You can learn when it was established, its original operations, and how it has changed since the startup phase as well as the challenges the company may have faced.
This section focuses on the people that started the company. You can gain insights into their goals, ideas, foresight, and how they started the company.
Have a look at the following resources included in this post related to Apple founders.
In the executive section, you’ll find information related to the management of Apple. Management decisions play an important role in a company’s success. It’s not luck that makes a company successful, but planning, strategy, and leadership.
Below are resources related to the executives of Apple.
The Apple Mission Statement
A mission statement helps a company stay on track and focus on its goals, culture, and ensures everyone is on the same page.
A mission statement is for company employees as well as the public. It’s usually a broad description of the company’s focus and activities.
A company’s mission statement is the company’s public face, and it is commonly used in marketing materials.
Below are the resources I have included related the mission statement for Apple
In this section, you can view the goals set by management. Goals are important to stay on track. Without goals, you are basically managing the day-to-day activities without directing the company for growth and stability.
Below you’ll see the resources I have selected related to the organization’s goals.
Strategies Used By Apple
In this section, can get a glimpse of the strategist used by the company. The strategy a company uses can be the difference between success, failure, a mediocre business, or a huge success story.
Below you’ll see the resources included related to business strategies used by Apple
Facts About Apple
In this section, you’ll find facts about the company. I like going through the facts because in a page or two you can learn a lot about the company and if you find something that’s really interesting you can dig deeper.
Have a look at the resources below included in this post related to Apple facts.
The Impact of Apple on The Tech Industry?
This section focuses on the impact Apple has made on the Tech industry, whether it is positive or negative. It’s interesting to see how a company can make a change in the entire industry.
See the resources I have selected that are related to how Apple has affected the Tech industry.
The Economic Impact of Apple
This section focuses on how Apple has affected the economy locally or globally. A company that can impact an economy is one to note.
See the following resources related to the impact Apple has on the economy.
Apple Reports And Financial Statements
In this section, you can find out information such as the company’s profits, losses, net worth, liabilities, shares, owner’s equity, etc. that is available to the general public.
Have a look at the resources included below.
Apple Employee Relations
In this section, you can find resources related to the number of employees Apple employs as well as other useful employee information such as job satisfaction and labor relations, etc.
Apple Divisions And Subsidiaries
The division of a company is a part of a business entity. In other words, even if a division operates under a different name it’s still part of the entity.
A subsidiary is an entirely different company, usually owned by a larger company.
Have a look at the resources for Apple subsidiaries and Divisions.
Apple Ownership And Investors
In this section, you’ll find resources related to ownership, investors, and shares, related to Apple. Below you’ll find the resources I have included for this post.
The Main Competitors of Apple
This section focuses on direct and indirect competition for Apple. Competition is good it drives innovation. If it wasn’t for competition businesses wouldn’t have to try so hard for your business. Competition makes managers and owners come up with better ideas for products and services and providing the best prices they can.
Below you can browse through the resources related to the main competition for Apple.
Target Market & Marketing Strategies
This section focuses on the target market and the marketing strategies used. Just as above targeting is an important process and without it your focus will be too broad and you won’t be able to zero in on the right marketing techniques.
The marketing strategy used by a company can make or break it. The right strategy can make millions while a poor marketing strategy can end up in bankruptcy.
Products & Services Offered By Apple
This section offer resources related to core products and services offered by Apple.
Many large corporations have a large variety of products and services. Some companies are so large and complex that they deal in a variety of industries that operate on a global level, which is known as conglomerates.
Have a look at the resources below for products and services offered by Apple.
Apple Company Culture
Here’s where you can gain an idea about the culture of the company. A Company’s culture includes the work environment, company values, expectations, ethics, and more.
See the resources included in this post for the culture of Apple
The Reputation of Apple
In the resources below, you’ll find information related to the reputation of Apple. You’ll get insights as to how the company is viewed by the general public. A companies reputation is important a bad reputation can result in huge losses and the loss of public trust. A company’s reputation is an asset to any company and it’s important to maintain it.
Apple Company Complaints
In this section, you can go through the resources to view the complaints, whether the complaints lead to a lawsuit or a viral rant, have a look at the complaints people have against Apple.
Companies go through many phases, some are successful and some are miserable failures. Even though a company has failures, it’s a learning experience for management as well as other people.
Below are the resources I have included for this post related to Apple failures.
Inside The Success of Apple
Success can be the result of a small idea that was executed extremely well at other times it may be the result of a long term vision.
It’s interesting to study the success of companies and how people have dealt with managing a company that started off small and grew into a huge success story.
Have a look at the resources I have included in this post related to the success of Apple.
Apple Articles And Stories of Interest
In this section, you’ll find a mix of articles worth mentioning in this post related to Apple.
Have a look at what’s included for this post related to Apple.
Books Related to Apple
Some companies are a huge success story or a miserable failure, with many lessons to learn. Have a look at books people have written for a complete overview.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Apple
The Latest About Apple
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest information related to Apple including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, that can offer up-to-the-minute information about Apple.