It’s one thing to get criticized by a bunch of fan boy foreigners, but quite another for a hometown newspaper to call you out for your crimes and the condemnation is fairly emphatic. In this case, it’s ‘Samsung stop copying Apple.’ Burn. And, the kicker here is that the newspaper in question, JoongAng Daily, was founded by Lee Byung-chul, founder of the Samsung Group.
In a piece tellingly entitled Moving from disciple to master, Korea’s JoongAng Daily has some rather straight-forward advice for Samsung in the wake of Apple’s overwhelming patent verdict victory:
What the case highlights is that originality is the key to survival in this cut-throat industry. Copying and clever upgrading are no longer viable, as companies become increasingly protective of their inventions and patent rights.
Samsung must reinvent itself as a first-mover, despite the huge risks involved in acting as a pioneer, if it hopes to beat the competition.
Again, JoongAng Daily isn’t just another newspaper — Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul created it back in the ’60s.
When your friends and relatives harsh on you, in print, for the whole wide world to see, it’s time to shape up and shape up fast. Samsung stop copying Apple, now…
What’s your take?