Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016: Apple #7

Despite the fact that 2016 is all but 47 days old, with a mere 319 left to go (this being a Leap Year, of course), Fast Company has already taken their time machine out for a spin and returned to proclaim the Most Innovative Companies of 2016, placing Apple (who as usual has yet to show anything of note at all so far in the first month and a half of the young year) in seventh place.

Of Apple, Fast Company writes, in part:

The company’s competitive advantage in 2016:
• Its historic ability to innovate and its consumer lead

The biggest challenges standing in this company’s way in 2016:
• Its reputation for design is under attack.
• Its high-end positioning seems to make it vulnerable to lower-priced competitors, though that has been true for years.
• Maintaining excellence when the company is in so many countries and market segments is difficult.
• Its competitive set continues to broaden.

Fast Company’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies of 2016:
01: BuzzFeed: For shaking up media across the globe
02: Facebook: For not letting size get in the way of acting like a startup
03: CVS Health: For becoming a one-stop health shop
04: Uber: For hustling corporate business
05: Netflix: For giving unexpected audiences exactly what they want
06: Amazon: For evolving from commerce to cool cloud services
07: Apple: For acing its China test
08: Alphabet: For finding a better way to bet big
09: Black Lives Matter: For turning the conversation about race into results
10: Taco Bell: For combining corn, beans, meat, and cheese into genius

Full list here.

MacDailyNews Take: Wha?

8 Comments

  1. Regarding: “• Its high-end positioning seems to make it vulnerable to lower-priced competitors, though that has been true for years.”

    Use the word “decades” instead of “years”.

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