1 Thing Eastman Kodak Could Have Learned From Apple

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin talks about one thing that Eastman Kodak could have learned from Apple: being forward-looking, even if it means potentially cannibalizing your own products. Eastman Kodak, like many big tech companies, tried to rest on its laurels and past success instead of looking ahead to the future. Its last chance for success was in 2005, when it was on top of the digital-camera world, but instead it crumbled to where it is today: bankruptcy.

Had it been forward-looking, it could have been a potential component play in hot mobile devices, like the "3 Hidden Winners of the iPhone, iPad, and Android Revolution" that our analysts have uncovered. You can read all about then in their free report by clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On May 09, 2012, at 5:21 AM, rav55 wrote:

    I believe that film will come back for the same reasons that vinyl records are coming back. Nostalgia, the perception of higher quality and it was just more fun to develop film and make prints.

    Kodak may want to consider that their just may be a market however reduced that has a pssion to put the processing back into photography. The eye took the picture but the process was the art.

  • Report this Comment On May 09, 2012, at 12:08 PM, funspirit wrote:

    rav55, you're kidding right? Vinyl made a comeback?

    1 person using it spawns 10 columns of amazement about it.

    Good video

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