Each company and the man himself admits, sometimes failing, seemingly mistakes. But if it is really a failure or a good experience for the development shows a wonderful book of Laurence G. Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey “The Wisdom of Failure”.
5 small stories from the book will help you to understand that the business mistakes can make each person, above all it’s important to analyze them and make the necessary conclusions
Do not be afraid to admit failure and leave the matter of his
News Corp. has invested $ 580 million on MySpace acquisition in 2006, and invested in the social network additional millions of dollars. Facebook, yet became more successful, and MySpace was sold only by $ 34 million.
“Healthy” Cigarette or contrary to tradition
The company of the production of tobacco R.J. Reynolds spent $ 1 billion on the production of cigarettes with lower nicotine content – Premier. But it turned out that smokers can not stand the smell. Absurd? – Conclusion!
Luxury products can not tolerate “easy money”
LA Gear President of the company for four years, raised the sales of sports shoes with $ 11mln to $ 820 million, using a variety of marketing methods. In the pursuit of profit began to sell shoes at discounted prices in each store, thus reducing the attractiveness and prestige of the brand.
Do not allow competitors to define the strategy of your company
Coca-Cola has responded to the provocation Pepsi «The new generation chooses Pepsi» and released in response to a very bad drink New Coke, which was a huge failure in the history of the brand business.
Keep your attention on the main product of the company, which brings a good profit, and is widely known among consumers
Netscape company trying to develop a new programming language, lost sight of their first widely popular browser, ignoring his improvement. This was an error on a billion $.
No business is immune from mistakes, but by analyzing the negative experience, you can protect your company from such failures.
Company Continues Strategic Expansion Adding New Service Capabilities, Talent, and Broadening Nearshore Footprint SAN JOSE, Calif.—January 5, 2023— GlobalLogic Inc., a Hitachi Group Company and Digital Engineering Leader, today announced the acquisition of Hexacta, a Pan-Latin-America digital and data engineering company. The acquisition is part of GlobalLogic’s continued strategy to expand its offerings, and its […]
Last year, the global medical device market reached $532.62 billion, according to Mordor Intelligence. Ukrainian engineers are involved in the projects of key players, which occupy almost 10% of the market. This share can be estimated at 50 billion US dollars*. Domestic specialists create more than a hundred software solutions of various levels. These include […]
Новий власник Twitter Ілон Маск доручив інженерам попрацювати над перезавантаженням Vine, яке може бути готове до кінця нинішнього року. Про це повідомляє Axios. Зазначається, що інженерам компанії необхідно вивчити стару кодову базу відеосервісу, яка не змінювалася та не оновлювалася з моменту закриття, а саме з 2016 року, коли з’ясувалося, що майданчик не витримує конкуренції. Втім, одне з […]
Credit Agricole has been ranked first in the social responsibility rating of the banking sector, created by Standard-Rating based on the 2022 half-year results. The rating agency commended the bank’s contribution to the economy of Ukraine. The bank has paid UAH 100 million in taxes in advance, while issuing UAH 1.2 billion in loans under […]
From October 1, drivers must turn on the dipped headlights of the car outside the city. This helps to additionally mark the vehicle in conditions of low visibility within the autumn-winter period. GlobalLogic reminds about the importance of compliance with traffic rules and tells about the developments of Ukrainian engineers that affect road safety. In […]
Intellias, a global software engineering and digital consulting company, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Digitally Inspired, a fast growing, UK based peer, focusing on the Retail and eCommerce industry. “I am delighted to welcome the Digitally Inspired team to Intellias. It is symbolic that Intellias’ twentieth anniversary coincided with signing an agreement […]
3×4, a Web3 fundraising platform for non-profits, has been launched in Ukraine to bring innovative crypto & NFT fundraising to the rising number of social impact causes. 3×4 helps non-profit organizations to fundraise utilizing NFTs in collaborations with artists and brands while providing donors utility, revenue and transparency. The idea of 3×4 was born in […]
In order to present existing opportunities and draw attention of the international business community, UkraineInvest organizes an international forum with the participation of leading business representatives and expert environment of Ukraine and the world. The need to rebuild Ukraine creates a variety of attractive investment projects aimed at contributing to shaping a new economy of […]
Zaporizhzhya NPP connected Unit №2 to the power system of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of NNEGC Energoatom. “On November 22 at 9:07 pm, after the completion of the average planned and preventive repairs, Unit №2 of Zaporizhzhya NPP is connected to the power system. Power is being set. There are no […]Next
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the state airline to inspect about 2,500 Boeing 737 aircraft for defective relays and cabin pressure drops. “An undetected failure of both relays could slow the crew’s detection of insufficient cabin pressure and result in the crew losing their ability to work due to hypoxia and, as […]Next
The net loss of the Japanese automaker Nissan Motor in the first half of 2020-2021 fiscal year amounted to 330 billion yen ($ 3.1 billion) against a profit of 65.4 billion yen (about $ 620 million) a year earlier, follows from the financial statements of the company. The loss per share was 84.33 yen ($ […]Next
In the first half of 2021, Metinvest earned $ 2.769 billion compared to a loss of $ 240 million a year earlier, according to the company’s press service. According to the financial report, as of June 30, the Group’s net debt decreased by 52% since the beginning of the year – to $ 1.016 billion, […]Next
MP Douglas Carswell launches Ukip policy calling for greater sensitivity in legal process to avoid breakup of families and forced adoptions Secrecy within the UK’s system of family courts is allowing social workers to “ride roughshod” over ordinary people and resulting in the unnecessary breakup of families and forced adoptions, the Ukip MP Douglas Carswell has warned. […]Next
Representatives of the House of Representatives and the US Senate have agreed to include additional sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The sanctions will be included in the US State Defense Act for 2021.This was reported by Bloomberg. The sanctions will affect insurance and certification companies working with Russian courts to complete the project. […]Next
Asian and Pacific Forum of Economic Cooperation (APFEC) of countries has taken place on 19-20thof November 2016 in Lima (Peru).The key political figures who representing different regions of the world will discuss the prospects of a further cooperation within the two-day meeting. It is especially important against the background of presidential elections in America results. It […]Next
Naftogaz states that in the first quarter of 2021 they received a net profit of UAH 12.6 billion against UAH 3.2 billion a year earlier. The group’s CFO Petrus van Drill said so. “I am pleased to announce that the net profit in the first quarter of 2021 is UAH 12.6 billion (unaudited preliminary result, […]Next
In March this year, the United States imported oil and petroleum products from Iran totaling 1.03 million barrels. This is evidenced by data from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). This delivery was the second since 1991, when the United States stopped importing Iranian oil. According to the EIA, another supply of […]Next
The most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin has risen again to 60 thousand dollars. Its value increases on the news of a possible reduction in supply. Reuters writes about it. Note that bitcoin first took this bar on March 13, reaching a record high of $ 61,781.83 on the Bitstamp exchange. This came immediately after US President […]Next
Ukrainian media notified again about the arrest of accounts of the shopping center Gulliver. The repeat arrest . It was publicized en masse, invoking the statement by the press service of the prosecutor’s office of Kyiv. According to the media, in a statement of the Metropolitan Prosecutor’s it is talking about the fact that “in […]Next
The State Administration of Market Control on Saturday, April 10, announced a fine of 18.22 billion yuan ($ 2.78 billion) from Alibaba for antitrust violations. This is stated in a statement published on the regulator’s website. “Impose a fine of 4% of the company’s domestic sales for 2019 of 455.712 billion yuan, which is a […]Next
The American corporation The Walt Disney Company has announced the forthcoming closure of the animated studio Blue Sky Studios, which has created a number of world-famous cartoons. Bloomberg announced this on Tuesday, February 9, citing a company statement. “Given the current economic situation, after much deliberation and evaluation, we have made a difficult decision to […]Next
Shares of Visa, which rose 4.7% since the beginning of the year and recovered almost all losses in February and March, which decreased after the publication of the financial report for the 3rd quarter, that ended on June 30. Income per share of Visa in the 3rd quarter decreased from 23% to $ 1.06, which, […]Next
The British financial regulator has banned one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges Binance from trading cryptocurrencies in the country. The UK has struck a blow by forcing the exchange on its website and social media pages to indicate a lack of the right to work in the country. “Binance shall not engage in any […]Next
Shares of Alphabet, which rose 18.2% over the past 6 months, rose 9% after closing trading on Thursday when the global advertising giant announced significant improvements in the reporting quarter. Google’s parent financial report far exceeded analysts’ expectations and showed a resumption of advertising revenue growth after reporting a drop in revenue for the first […]Next