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100 Years of Life Lessons at IBM

imageIBM put together a 4 page PDF of what they have learned over the last 100 years.  Some of it has been good, some of it has been bad.

But it’s not just about what you create. It’s also about what you choose to leave behind.

Every institution, by its nature, favors the ideas, products and services that made it successful. Leadership often requires shedding emotional attachment to that heritage.  Consider the IBM Personal Computer. This wasn’t just a breakthrough invention and successful IBM business. It was a product that spawned a whole new sector of our industry. But several years ago, it became clear that the PC was not central to our future—or the future of computing. So we got out—a move that scratched almost $11 billion in annual revenues from our books.  This was just one of several similar moves over the past 10 years. All part of the perpetual motion of building higher-value businesses.