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January 2011

Copycats!

I've been trying hard at Korea Business Central to defend Koreans from charges that the Korean education system stifles creativity in meaningful ways and to say that Korea is moving beyond their past ways of simply "benchmarking" against successful business approaches in the West.

They don't make my job any easier though with the following examples. Copying the business model is one thing, but copying every last aspects of a site (all the way down to site name and color scheme, in the case of LinkNow) is pretty galling... 

LinkedIn vs. LinkNow

1-18-2011 3-08-23 PM

 

1-18-2011 3-08-50 PM

Groupon Vs. KooKooFun

1-18-2011 3-11-24 PM
1-18-2011 3-13-57 PM