Ten Rules of the Cheap Revolution

Karlgaard, Rich
September 2010
Forbes Asia;Sep2010, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p76
The article presents information on the Cheap Revolution initiated by the discovery of double-helix structure of DNA and inventions of the integrated circuit by Bob Noyce. Companies such as Apple, are result of the revolution which sells a new iPod, iPhone, iPad and a Mac-Book for less than 2,500. The article further offers information on several Cheap Revolution rules that can guide in picking winners and losers.


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