Tragedy of the "buggy whip"

Lerner, Ivan
November 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;11/5/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 17, p10
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's views on an e-mail sent out by the London-based consultancy Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) which warns the companies in Great Britain on discontinuous innovation. As per the author, AIM inappropriately mentioned the problems faced by the buggy whip makers of Westfield, Massachusetts, after the advent of automobiles. The author also criticizes AIM for the use of harsh language in the mail.


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