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Posted at 9:30 am

2012 May 2

Think Different, Just Like Everyone Else 1

I’m a huge Apple fan – I’ve owned, used and sold them since the original Mac 128 in 1984.   Today everyone in my family has at least one Apple product, and last week at our SF office I noticed 10 MacBooks on the conference table at the same time.

But over the weekend, I saw my friend Jeff Bell post something on Facebook that caught my attention – he articulated something I’d been thinking about:

“BY BRAND LAW, IF EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING, IT IS NOT COOL.”

That, in my opinion, is Apple’s major threat – too much success.   It may not happen for a very long time, but at some point their dominance might become their biggest brand challenge.   In the meantime, I bet Apple hopes we all focus on how insanely great the product are more than how everybody and their mother has one too.

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