Clive Sinclair: El legado de un visionario autodidacta
Clive Sinclair is the archetype of a self-made man thanks to an entrepreneur spirit and his know-how in an emerging consumer electronics industry. Gifted as inventor, he always pursued cheaper and smaller radios, hi-fi devices, calculators, TVs, home computers --where he got his better achievements-- and, even, vehicles. But this eclecticism was his first Achilles' heel: benefits from previous products were fully invested to develop new ones, often proving a lack of market knowledge. The second one was a proved impatience in releasing his products to the market: insufficient testings usually implied low quality, giving his products a poor image to the customers. The first time he almost went into bankrupt, the British National Enterprise Board saved Sinclair's company; the following time, British Government had changed to Thatcher's and no safety-net were existing then. If things were done slightly more market oriented, nowadays desktop computers could be labeled with "Sinclair compatible", and Sir Clive Sinclair, widely known as the king of computing industry.
Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (Spring)
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