MC² Market & Competitive Convergence

MC² and economic relativity

"Two things are infinite: The universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, the genius behind the world's most familiar equation, E = MC², was named Person of the Century by Time magazine.

The choice of the MC² logo for my enterprise has a lot to do with my interest in physics and the metaphorical relationships it has to what we observe in our surroundings and, indeed, our markets.

For instance, just as our astrophysical universe is expanding from ground zero of the big bang, our commercial universe is converging on organizations, products and services...converging on the elusive, ever changing economic critical mass.

In commerce, as in physics, the effects are relative to the observer. Is the train leaving the station, or is the station leaving the train? As companies are converging, creating larger organizations, new companies are forming to converge on opportunities, creating more small-size startups, an expansion. The meaning of convergence depends on where the observer stands.

As consumers, we see our choices converging on fewer and fewer companies; e.g., Microsoft & NBC, Mobil & Exxon, Mercedes & Chrysler. As producers and suppliers, we see our customers striving to cut costs by converging on fewer and fewer vendors; e.g., the selection of the integrated, full-line distributor. On the other hand, new companies and distribution channels are forming to start the cycle all over again. It's the theory of relativity applied to commerce, if you will.

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) sticking his tongue out on his 72nd birthday, March 14, 1951 Albert Einstein (1879-1955) sticking his tongue out on his 72nd birthday, March 14, 1951.

days until his birthday.

days until the anniversary of his death, which occurred on April 18, 1955.