One of the safest bets in the corporate world is that a splashy acquisition will end up disappointing. You won’t make money every time you take that bet — Google’s purchase of Android sure paid off, for instance — but the successes are more than balanced by disasters like the merger of AOL and Time […]… Read More

When should incumbents be afraid — very afraid? At the moment that a disruptive innovation crosses into the mainstream market and establishes itself as a viable competitor, the third stage in a disruptive innovation’s life cycle. You might think a response at this late phase would be too late — but there are still ways […]… Read More

In this Harvard Business Review article, Innosight founder Clayton Christensen and partner Andrew Waldeck say that by taking a business model approach to evaluating potential deals, companies can better determine whether they are buying the right company at the right price.… Read More

In this Bloomberg Business Week article, Mark Johnson discusses why many mergers and acquisitions fail dismally. That is because executives don’t understand what they’re really buying.… Read More