Creation vs ConsumptionFriday, October 29, 2010
For roughly the cost of an iPad, you can hire a really great business consultant for an hour, maybe two. Yet many entrepreneurs who own iPads claim they can't afford the pricetag attached to the business advice.
The iPad is primarily a consumption device (case in point: it doesn't even have a camera). Yes, there are some creative things you can do with it, but most will never use it for that. An hour or two with an expert who can provide valuable 30,000 foot level insight into your business is a creative device. It allows you to build something that lasts far beyond a couple hours.
This isn't a rant against the iPad, it's an observation on priorities. Create or consume. Choosing to create will give you a competitive edge.