Since 1995 or so, I’ve been an every day user of MS Office.
I converted in 2010 to the exclusive use of google docs (now google “drive”).
After 3 years of more efficiency and organization in my life – paper wise, I recognized another interesting trend in this new economy.
Just think; company A retails it to you at a very high rate, and desperately try to keep you from sharing by giving each “sale” a very secure license(s).
Their horizon keeps getting darker. Profits down, margins squeezed, losing marketshare. Things aren’t good. (MSFT)
Company B gives it away. They don’t ask ANYthing in return.
They are at an all time high on the NYSE, the growth trajectory is unstoppable, and they seem to keep gaining momentum with revenue over $14 Billion this past quarter. ($GOOG)
Is there anything to this? Perhaps just a coincidence? It’s up to you to decide.
Are the philanthropist billionaires philanthropists because they’re billionaires? Or are they billionaires because they’re philanthropists….