Unravelling the Corporate Goliaths


With the recent news of Hewlett Packard’s split, here are a couple of indicators that I found which are very interesting to say the least:

  • From 1973 to 1983, 350 corporations fell out of the Fortune 1000.
  • From 2003 to 2013, 712 corporations fell out of the Fortune 1000.

It’s becoming more and more difficult for the so called “big boys” to remain competitive and continue to be innovative.

Nowadays, the risk to large organizations seldom comes from a single company or business model. If you unravel a large organisation into its essential or core businesses, there are tens or even hundreds of emerging companies competing with their products, their markets, their customers and ultimately their bottom line.

I see this trend continuing over the coming years and becoming more common.

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