Guy Kawasaki recently interviewed Chunka Mui to discuss Mui and Paul Carroll's new book, Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years. All the problems that Mui lists make lots of sense and I could offer plenty of my own examples from high tech and elsewhere.
Companies overestimate the power that comes with additional size.
Companies underestimate the complexity that comes with additional size.
Companies overestimate their hold on customers.Companies don't consider all their options.
People routinely overpay for acquisitions. But you already knew that.
However, I think … Read more