|Company Name||Reason for early successful business operation||Causes for company's decay and ultimate failure|
|Wang Lab||Good product and market segment at startup.||(1)
non-vision at top
(2) Failure to keep up with technology and industry;
(3) poor execution and focus
|DEC||Good technology and market leader at that time.||(1) Fail to
(2) slow in react to the change in compition landscape..
|Ciucuit City||Market and Electronics sale power house at that time.||(1) Can not
unique and profitable business model.
(2) Cannot compete efficiently within service arena.
|Washington Mutual Bank||Good regional band with a lot of branch offices||Will add later on.|
||Leader in energy trading.||(1) Too much
financial leverage and no good control of financial trading.
(2) Bluntly fabricate company's accounting and financial situation.
|Polaroid||Unique product and technology for instant picture for Lab and other applications.||(1) Too slow
to the new technology enter into its core business and market changes
(2) No wide product and service to support sustainable business.
|Motorola||Excellent technology leader in wireless and communication.||(1) Too slow
to respond to
market and competition landscape
(2) Pay too little on customer need
(3) Slow in make the right decision at top management.
(4) Too rigid in organization and too slow in reaction to market and customers' needs or requests.
|Company Name||Why this company can grow over long period||Success trait and pattern|
|Very strong software, network, and mas database handle capability. Hire very telent professional and let me do what they can do and merge their products and/or service into main company products and services.||---|
|Apple||Have very good product planning , roadmap, and strategy. Excellent execution team, know customers' mind and drive customer's need. Very capable to push for new technology and apply to its products and services.||Will add later on.|
Old and big technology company
yet good in investing useful new technology, making them
(2) Very good in picking new area for investing money and benefiting to human life.
|Will add later on.|
|Merck||Very good in discoverying new drug and chemical to improve human life.|
|TSMC||Definite silicon foundry leader. They understand how and what it takes to make Integrated Circuit right. They know and can handle complex design, process flow, Device, technology, project management, and business decision in a very fast, consistent and correct fashion.||Will add later on.|
||Promptly reliably, and widely provide important, trustworthy and accurate information around the world 24H 365D. Sometimes it is much faster and accurate than national news agencies from several countries.||---|
how to design very reliable, affordable and efficient automotives.
However, some system design idea or preassumption in IMA in
Civic are not very honest and forthcoming to its customers.
||Will add later on.|
know how to design very reliable, affordable and efficient
automotives. However, previous Brake system issues cause bad PR and
tarnish its image. I think some of its top management outside Japan has
different and not so good management philisophy then old Toyota
||Will add later on.|
|Boeing||An admiring technology and system company. Very capable to design and manufacturing complex yet reliable aircraft to fly around the world. (However Dreamliner 787 bettery nightmare is a big stain in Boeing's design, system and overall quality operation!) I do not think Boeing is forthcoming to the battery issues. It is a system and design issues. It should not just push it to the component supplier. Shame on you Boeing! I drop Boeing rating down to show my unhappy with boeing's incapable of solving and handling this issue!||Will add later on.|
|Intel||Very strong in semiconductor CPU design and manufacturing. Still has very high end silicon processing technology.|
|MicroSoft||Pioneer in creating personal use OS system and later on on PC system. However, old Microsoft corporate culture is somewhat mean and monopolious. Also software quality and security was never the company's top priority at all. Now seems a little better.||Will add later on.|
|PIXAR||Very good at creating excellent and hilarious story and animation. Very creative and innovative. I think they have very excellent and corhert team to execute film projects. They also very very good comic play writer/editors.||Will add later on.|
|DreamWorks||Very good at creating excellent and hilarious story and animation. Very creative and innovative. The same as above like .PIXAR. I have not yet able to make a statement who is better (PIXAR or DreamWorks). I think both are very good!||---|
|Southwest Airlines||Reliable, efficient yet low cost airline. Very good in control its operational cost and still able to maintain good flying fleet.||Will add later on.|
|FedEx||Excellent worldwide. logistics strength and efficient package tracking system||Will add later on.|
|WallMart||(1) Wide selection
of low cost yet useful
products and some very affordable service toward low income people.
(2) excellent logistics strength