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.
Amazon announced on Wednesday the expansion of its Amazon One payment system at Whole Foods stores in Seattle. Amazon One technology was introduced by the company last September and, according to Amazon, it “makes the payment process easy and fast.” Unlike previous Amazon Go technology in stores of the same name, consumers do not need […]
The American manufacturer of electric cars Tesla Inc apologized to Chinese customers for how the company responded to complaints, and promised to create a center to improve the quality of service, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move came after one of the visitors to the Shanghai Motor Show on Monday staged a demonstration […]
On 21 April, Credit Agricole signed the agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and joined the «EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line» Program, within which the bank will get a EUR 25 million loan for 4 years. The purpose of the borrowing is to support micro, small, and medium-sized businesses and to expand their access to […]
The Cabinet of Ministers intends to introduce a zero VAT rate on domestic air transportation. This will help reduce the cost of tickets. Thus, according to Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, the introduction of a zero VAT rate on domestic flights is necessary to revive Ukrainian tourism. “Tax exemptions will reduce costs and reduce the cost […]
The video conferencing service Zoom has announced the creation of its venture fund Zoom Apps Fund, its volume will be $ 100 million, this is stated in a press release from the company. Startups in the fund’s portfolio will receive from $ 250,000 to $ 2.5 million. In this way, the company wants to motivate […]
Experts from Bank of America have admitted that the shares of the video service Zoom in the coming year may grow by 47%, writes CNBC. The TV channel quotes an analytical note of the bank. Bank of America has renewed the recommendation to buy Zoom securities. He set a target value for the company’s securities […]
In the first quarter of 2021, PrivatBank’s profit amounted to UAH 2.4 billion, which is 4.3 times less than in the same period last year (UAH 10.4 billion). This was reported on the bank’s website. “Changes in the world economy and Ukraine’s economy, first of all, the growth of yields on long-term US government treasury […]
Gas reserves in Ukraine decreased to 15.47 billion cubic meters, which is 50% of underground storage capacity. This is evidenced by the data of the GTS Operator of Ukraine. As of April 17, gas reserves were 4% lower than a year earlier. It will be recalled that Ukraine has started the heating season with record […]
The manufacturer of electric cars Tesla has allowed its customers to pay for the purchase with bitcoins. This was announced on Wednesday on Twitter by the founder of the automaker, billionaire Elon Musk F. The official Tesla website states that payment is made from the customer’s bitcoin wallet: he can scan a special QR code […]Next
LDaily decided to conduct a survey among the companies working in Ukraine to find out what social projects they support and why. Anastasia Voitkevych, Head of Corporate Communications & Social Responsibility, Winner Group Ukraine Winner CSR has two focus areas — Charity and Responsible Business. Charity is philanthropy, Winner’s and its leadership’s […]Next
According to news agency Bloomberg, citing informed sources, a large Irish pharmaceutical company Shire is buying its rival company Baxalta Inc. This will create a new global biotech giants. The acquisition price is approximately $ 32 billion by shares and cash, not including the payment of debts. Precise details of the purchase are not currently […]Next
BioNTech from Mainz and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have announced the successful third phase of clinical trials of the vaccine from COVID. The company said in a statement that registration is expected in November. According to the release, the third phase of clinical trials of BNT162b2 showed its effectiveness by more than 90% among trial […]Next
In the near future Ukraine may lose some revenue from the transit of Russian gas. Foreign provider JSC Togliatti, which is among the top ten international flagship for the production of ammonia, is considering the possibility of building an additional pipeline from their company to the terminal in Taman port, by passing the Ukrainian part […]Next
Deutsche Lufthansa reported that it suffered a loss of 1.97 billion euros in the third quarter of 2020 against a net profit of 1.15 billion euros a year earlier. The carrier’s revenue fell by 74% to 2.66 billion euros from 10.11 billion euros a year earlier. Adjusted loss before tax and interest payments (EBIT) was […]Next
Right away three the U.S. agencies announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to reach the agreement with JPMorgan Chase for the end of the criminal prosecution of the bank in exchange for the payment of multimillion fines. In total, the company must pay the US government more than $ 920 million. Statement from the Freight Exchange […]Next
Visa signs partnership agreement with FTSE250 TBC Bank’s Space, the first Georgian neobank, to develop innovative banking solutions in Georgia and beyond in the growing digital payments landscape. TBILISI, 14 November 2019 – Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, and Space, the first fully digital bank in Georgia, today announced they have signed a […]Next
The well-known British businessman Richard Branson said at the World Economic Forum, during a private event “Ukrainian lunch” in Davos, that he is ready to invest in the Ukrainian startups, told Andrei Kolodyuk, the partner of AVentures Capital, who visited the event. He also said that he talked to Branson and discussed the issue about […]Next
In the following days, the Japanese telecommunications holding Softbank intends to sell the large British manufacturer of microprocessors Arm Holdings to one of the world`s leaders in the production of graphics processors, chipsets and software, the American company Nvidia. The deal will be approximately of $ 40 billion. According to the Financial Times, the deal […]Next
The investment company of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in the II quarter 2020 net income increased due to higher cost of investment after the rise of stock markets and the collapse in the first quarter due to coronavirus pandemic. During the reporting period the company received $ 26.3 billion in net profit to $ […]Next
Pfizer and BioNTech shares rose sharply on Monday by 4% and 10%, respectively. This happened after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigned an “accelerated” status to their two COVID-19 potential vaccines. Although the companies have not yet completed the final tests and have not received approval for the production and sale of their […]Next
The Swiss construction company Bruenig Mega Safe AG offered the rich to save their money in a storage carved into alpine rocks. It is reported that the company plans to use space in the mountains equivalent to ten football fields to create a storage. The warehouses will have a volume of 100 cubic meters and […]Next
Ukrzoloto opens the jewelry store under the brand “Golden Place” in Wroclaw (Poland). “For placing the store the company chose a location in the largest shopping center in Wroclaw –“Aleja Bielany” , – says a member of the board of the “Ukrzoloto” Andrei Zhuk. Over 30 thousand jewelry brands: SoVa, Roberto Bravo, Kimberli, Golden Silver, […]Next
Tesla published statistics on cars produced and delivered in the first quarter of 2021. According to the company, it produced 180,338 cars in three months, delivered 184,800 cars to buyers. For comparison: for the same period in 2020, Tesla produced 102,672 cars, delivered – 88,400. During the year, production and deliveries increased by almost 76% […]Next
If coronavirus vaccines become widely available and help restore international trade and economic growth, the dollar is likely to fall by 20% in 2021. Bloomberg reports that this forecast was made by Citigroup Bank. If the forecast comes true, it will be a record drop since 1985, when the DXY index fell by 18.5% over […]Next