The latest for the Flops File — Zillow Offers

It takes a special combination of ingredients to land in my “flops” file. You have to lose your parent company at least $50 million. You probably started out with big ambitious goals, all-at-once funding, leaders personally committed to a given approach and most of all, a boatload of assumptions relative to facts. It’s a recipe for totally unnecessary disaster.

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Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School Professor. Thinkers50 top 10 & #1 in strategy. Bestselling author of The End of Competitive Advantage & Seeing Around Corners.