Dell, the computer maker, is known as an execution marvel, which turned the lowly distribution channel into a key source of competitive advantage.
Dell, the man, delivers the vision with admirable dispatch, carefully stripped down to essentials.
But Dell - man or company - is not one to take on the lofty goal of remaking the technology industry by introducing radical new ideas, a la Steve
Jobs. Rather, Dell is content to engineer changes that customers want, making computers and systems that are more cost-effective.