When it comes to management style, it's helpful to compare Apple with Sears, writes Felix Salmon. Apple is willing to spend whatever it takes to make its products exciting and desirable, while Sears repurchases stock. Apple's investments pay off in innovative products, while Sears remains mired in selling the ordinary. "If you don't want to revolutionize the retail experience, at least somewhere, somehow, you're doing something wrong," Salmon writes.
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