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    Strategic Change, Execution Blunder (Part 5) – Does Hewlett Packard Know What It Wants To Be?

    Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

    HP is the proverbial Silicon Valley company: Conceived in a Garage in Palo Alto by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard it grew into a multinational Information Technology powerhouse. Along the way it shed important businesses (its precision measurement devices was spun off into Agilent), and it acquired major businesses like Compaq Computers and EDS, a […]

    Strategic Change, Execution Blunder (Part 4) – Netflix Commits A U-Turn

    Monday, October 10th, 2011

    Qwikster is no more. In an abrupt change of strategy Netflix announced on Oct 10th that they will give up on spinning off their DVD-by-mail service dubbed Qwikster, only a few weeks after they announced they would spin it off. Strategic masterpiece? Well, you can look at it from two very different perspectives: Great move! […]

    Strategic Change, Execution Blunder (Part 3) – Netflix’ Troubles

    Monday, October 3rd, 2011

      Netflix, the movie rental service, has been a consumer favorite and Wall Street darling for a long time. Netflix changed the way Americans consume movies and Netflix drove competitors out of the market with their simple and valuable business model. Customers manage a queue of movies and TV episodes on their website, and Netflix […]

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