09 January 2014

Listen to Henry

I've not attempted to verify the following:
Samsung is in a unique position in the SSD market. It's the only company in the consumer SSD business with a fully vertically integrated business model and zero reliance on other companies. The controller, NAND, DRAM, firmware and software are all designed and produced by Samsung...

but I've certainly seen similar versions of that statement over the years. The immediate response was, that's what Henry Ford built. The Ford Motor Company for many decades had a simple structure: raw materials in one end, Fords out the other. Keep all the profit from each step. Exactly the opposite of today's out sourcing meme.

A signature which waxes and wanes in the prologue of these endeavors:

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
-- Henry Ford

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