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Billion-dollar lessons: what you can learn from the most inexcusable business failures of the last 25 years

Author: Carroll, Paul B. ; Mui, ChunkaPublisher: Portfolio, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 310 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781591842194Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD2747 .C37 2008
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Billion-Dollar Lessons What you can learn from the most inexcusable business failures of the last 25 years Contents Introduction: Can Fatal Strategic Flaws Only Be Recognized in Hindsight? PART ONE: Failure Patterns 1. Illusions of Synergy: Succumbing to the Eighth Deadly Syn(ergy) 2. Faulty Financial Engineering: Taking a Shortcut Through the Numbers 3. Deflated Rollups: Buying a String of Rock Bands to Form an Orchestra 4. Staying the (Misguided) Course: Threat? What Threat? 5. Misjudged Adjacencies: The Grass Isn't Always Greener 6. Fumbling Technology: Riding the Wrong Technology 7. Consolidation Blues: Doubling Down on a Bad Hand Coda PART TWO: Avoiding the Same Mistakes 8. Why Bad Strategies Happen to Good People: Awareness Is Not Enough 9. Why Bad Strategies Happen to Good Companies: Awareness Is Still Not Enough 216 197 15 37 60 86 116 141 169 190 1 10. The Devil's Advocate: Unleashing the Power of Conflict and Deliberation 11. The Safety Net: An Independent Devil's Advocate Review Epilogue: Two Revolutions Acknowledgments Research Notes Notes Recommended Reading Index 231 258 273 275 277 292 299 303

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