The Icarus Paradox: How Exceptional Companies Bring About Their Own Downfall

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HarperBusiness, 1992 - Business failures - 306 pages
Based on studies of literally hundreds of corporations, this breathtaking analysis shows what creates stellar business success while at the same time sows the seeds of failure. Miller also describes how to reverse this destructive pathology. "Valuable insight into how to stay focused on the essential".--New York Times Book Review. Index.

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The Icarus paradox: how exceptional companies bring about their own downfall: new lessons in the dynamics of corporate success, decline, and renewal

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This is Miller's theoretical look at how success has caused corporation failures. Miller, a Canadian professor and coauthor with Manfred de Vries of The Neu rotic Organization (Jossey-Bass, 1984) and ... Read full review


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The Icarus Paradox
The Focusing Trajectory

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Danny Miller is a Professor of Strategy at HEC Montreal and Chair in Family Enterprise & Strategy at the University of Alberta.

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