No plan B: How BlackBerry has been a hostage to its own early success

What can teachers learn from this you may ask? Don’t allow yourself to get complacent. Explore new ideas and approaches in the classroom. Build on what works, and always look for new ways to grow and improve. It’s not only good for you, but for your students too.

Financial Post | Business

Just like rock bands, authors and Hollywood stars, technology companies can often attribute their rise to the top to a single smash hit.

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For those lucky few who are talented and lucky enough to catch lightning in a bottle, that single No. 1 album, best-selling book or syndicated television program can be enough to carry their career, and them, for a lifetime.

Many of the world’s largest technology companies were similarly built on the success of a single product, service or suite of offerings. But once they were established, the most successful ones branched out into…

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