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Question 3. Finkelstein dispels the myths of why smart, talented senior executives fail. We discussed in class

many of the key issues in his book based on his research of many different types of organizations. With regard to his book "Why Smart Executives Fail" and our class discussion:

a. Provide an example of a company, or organization, discussed in the book that demonstrates either differentiation or low-cost strategy that failed (see Chapter 5 in Thompson et al. book for a discussion of differentiation and low-cost strategies).

b. Provide an example of at least two companies, or organizations, discussed in the book that demonstrates a "Happy Zombie" effect (see Chapter 7 in Finkelstein book for a definition of the "Happy Zombie" effect).

c. Finally, how does Porter's 5-Forces model apply to the lessons learned in this book? Please provide as many examples as you can from the book to support your assertions.

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