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
Date Written: September 8, 2009
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
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