Appendix: Companies and Industries That Failed to Change

Below is a list of companies and industries referenced in the book that have died, gone bankrupt, or experienced extraordinary loss because they did not change to meet the demands of the new economy. Sadly, this list is only a small percentage of companies and industries that have experienced devastating consequences because of the inability to change.

A&P

AOL

Bealls

Best Buy

Blackberry

Blockbuster

Borders Bookstore

Circuit City Classmates.com CompUSA Friendster Gander Mountain

General Electric

Goody’s

Gordmans

Hardware Stores

Hotel Chains Independent Bookstores J.Crew

JCPenney

Music Shops

Myspace

Neiman Marcus

Palais Royal

Payless Shoes

Peebles

Radio Shack

Sears

Sports Authority

Stage Stores

Taxi Companies

TiVo

Tower Records

Toys “R” Us

Vintage Furniture Shops

Xerox

Yahoo!

 
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