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The Microsoft Tablet Disaster was so easy to Predict | beloved brands

The Microsoft Tablet Disaster was so easy to Predict | beloved brands | Strategic Mistake Examples | Scoop.it
Well, that was quick.  Nine months ago, Microsoft made a big deal about getting into the Tablet business. And now nine months later, Microsoft is writing off $900 Million worth of Tablets that have been occupying a warehouse.   Not only the major write off, but now that the outlook and confusion of what's next for Microsoft looms, the stock price dropped 10%, losing $30 Billion in market value.  Ouch.   I hate being right!!!  I just hate it. The reason I hate it, is because it seems like the obvious should be obvious to everyone.  This tablet launch just had disaster screaming all over it.  Sometimes the answers are so obvious, yet people are blinded by not asking the right question.  They just go ahead with wrong answers. For Microsoft, they missed a bunch of right questions?   Q: What business are we in?    A: We do software really well.  Especially when we are in a monopolistic position.  We kinda suck at hardware.  Did you see what we did on Zune?  That wasn't pretty.    Q: Do we
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THE RIM DISASTER TIMELINE: BlackBerry's Collapse, As Told By Its Ads

THE RIM DISASTER TIMELINE: BlackBerry's Collapse, As Told By Its Ads | Strategic Mistake Examples | Scoop.it
Bye-bye BlackBerry.
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How Hewlett-Packard lost its way

How Hewlett-Packard lost its way | Strategic Mistake Examples | Scoop.it
Léo Apotheker’s disastrous tenure as HP’s CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant?
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Snapshot of Kodak hits and misses

Snapshot of Kodak hits and misses | Strategic Mistake Examples | Scoop.it
As photography giant Kodak files for bankruptcy protection in the US, BBC News examines its high and lows.
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