Learning from the Expensive Failures of Others

Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 47-49, 2009

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 Last revised: 14 Dec 2009

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Joseph Calandro, Jr.

Fordham University - Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis

Date Written: September 8, 2009

Abstract

This paper is a review of the recently published book "Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years" (New York: Portfolio, 2008). It focuses on how corporate strategists and M&A practitioners can pracitcally use the review process introduced by the authors (which they call a "Devil's Advocate Review"), and concludes with an interview of the book's authors: Paul Carroll and Chinka Mui.

Keywords: strategy, M&A, core competency, adjacency

JEL Classification: G31, G34, L21

Suggested Citation

Calandro, Jr., Joseph, Learning from the Expensive Failures of Others (September 8, 2009). Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 47-49, 2009 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1470052

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