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Victims of Big: Surviving a Deadly Corporate Plague

That growth is both an economic advantage and an existential threat in modern organizations is not a new concept. The dangers of runaway growth are well known and well documented.   In the 1990’s IBM became a corporate comeback story by transforming its self-described “wild west” culture into a harmonized integration of once “maverick” teams.  Accountability replaced gullibility as IBM restored discipline and commitment across its workforce.   IBM was a victim of big.  It survived by changing. Volkswagen was a victim of big.  Engineers knowingly designed engines that could detect when their emissions were being tested, switching into a sort of […]