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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?


Fletcher Building Flames Out

Fletcher Building Flames Out

Another example of being asleep at the wheel.  One I know about as one of my Vistage CEO members runs a USA Division owned by this corporation.  His business is doing fine/great. Fletcher: Writing was on the wall Today has turned out to be Fletcher Building’s St Valentine’s Day massacre.  It’s the day the company’s profitability, economic value, reputation and ... Read More »


Leading Corporations Who Miised the Next Wave

Leading Corporations Who Miised the Next Wave

From Geoffrey Moore’s great book, “Zone to Win:  Organizing to Compete in An Age of Disruption” her is his list of 56 companies that were asleep at the wheel and missed the next wave!  Curious as to why he didn’t include Kodak on this list (which he talks about at length in the book).  Maybe he singled them out for ... Read More »


The Rise & Fall of Blackberry

The Rise & Fall of Blackberry

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The Rise and Fall of Nokia

The Rise and Fall of Nokia

3 fantastic videos which tell the story.  Well worth watching. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Read More »


The Rise and Fall of Yahoo!

The Rise and Fall of Yahoo!

A great video. Well worth watching. Read More »


The Rise and Stagnation of Sony

The Rise and Stagnation of Sony

Sony’s share price tells the story. Going no where fast.  Wheel$pin.   Here are 2 fantastic videos explaining why in great detail.      Very well worth watching:     Part 1: Part 2: Read More »


Worst Company Disasters! Top 6 Blunders

Worst Company Disasters!  Top 6 Blunders

Fantastic video which does a great job summarizing classic corporate blunders in just a few minutes.  Very worth watching:  #6: Kodak, #5: Excite, #4: Blockbuster, #3: NASA (Mars Orbiter), #2: Nokia, #1: Xerox </   Read More »


What is your Kodak Moment?

What is your Kodak Moment?

I was just speaking in Rochester NY, which is the home town of Kodak.  Very fitting that I was talking about Agility and how to avoid a “Kodak Moment”, like your average taxi-cab firm is having right now!  I was then in NYC Times Square (where this photo above was shot years ago) using Uber to go everywhere!  Which industry ... Read More »


Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? McDonalds!

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  McDonalds!

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Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel? Nokia

Who’s Been Asleep at the Wheel?  Nokia

We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.  (Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop – upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, teared sadly). That’s what happens in a world of accelerating VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). You will be disrupted, probably bigger, faster and sooner than you think. Who’s next? Your company? No business or industry is immune. Read More »