Don’t let them suck the life out of you!

Check this story out, which concludes,

The truth is that big companies don’t innovate. They can’t.

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Great post, great story, and oh-so-true. Let me tell a similar story: I was once quoted in excess of £350 ($500) to get hold of a single source graphic, which I was going to re-size and re-purpose, for an application that my group owned. Who quoted me this figure? A person in a design bureau within my organisation. We had commissioned them to do this graphic in the first place, just months prior to my enquiry (and paid handsomely for it).

This kind of stuff is crazy, and depressingly wide-spread.

Via Volker Weber.

Related reading: Kathy Sierra: Death by risk aversion.

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