It seems that every high-tech company that has ridden a wave of innovation to industry leadership eventually faces a cliff that leads to doom and gloom.
History is riddled with tech companies whose names were once synonymous with innovation. These firms drove the industry into uncharted areas, companies like RCA, IBM, Texas Instruments, Motorola, and Nokia. While many of these companies still exist, they are nowhere close to their former glory.
And, this cycle seems to have no end. Just as one company rises to dominance, another comes behind it to challenge that dominance. As an example, not a day goes by without someone questioning the future of Apple, a company that has shaped the industry as we know it. So, if this trend is so predictable, why can't anyone manage to break the cycle?
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