Riches to Rags

    Sears: A Journey from Sky to Sea

    Weaving up the cocoon of success through the thread of diversification and amalgamation, Sears traces its roots back to the brain cells of Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck, American businessmen of the black and white 1880s.

    Vincent Kennedy McMahon

    Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a household name when it comes to wrestling. He is, without a doubt, the face of WWE with a star to his name in the walk of fame. It can be presumed that a high ranking personality like him would be a billionaire, but what can’t be is the fact that he took numerous tumbles from his high chair.

    Compaq : The Bestseller’s Extinction

    Taking birth in the minds of Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto, Compaq possessed the crown of the largest purveyors of personal computers before the 1990s with every household’s dream to own one. With the succulent taste of success over their tongues, not a single individual could predict the cataclysmic storm that awaited for the company in the impending years which eventually killed this once glorious company in 2013.

    Vine: What’s Trending?

    Before TikTok became a household name, or Snapchat streaks became a trend, the world was going crazy about Vine, a social networking, short-video hosting company.

    Rise and Fall of Forever 21

    Forever 21 expanded “too fast, too soon”. They expanded rapidly in a short period of time, going from outlets in seven countries to 47 in just six years. However, inadequate research about consumer tastes and preferences and failure to tailor their designs as per local needs proved to be one of their biggest mistakes.

    Blackberry: From 50% to almost 0

    In 2011, Blackberry used to be among the top companies leading the mobile market with a market value of over $19.9 billion. On the other hand, today with a market value of only $1040 million, Blackberry does not even make it to the top 10 companies in the mobile market.

    Nokia’s Downfall at a Glance

    How Connecting “to” People did not work for Nokia As they assert, “Whatever goes up, must come down”.  The same happened to our favourite, Nokia! Something which...

    Kingfisher Airlines: The Indian Escape

    Kingfisher Airlines commenced operations in 2005 and was declared bankrupt in 2012. Vijay Mallya, in order to avoid justice fled India in 2016 owing Rs. 9000 Crore to Indian banks. This news spread like wildfire, it questioned even the jurisdiction capabilities of the Indian Government on how easily justice could be evaded by crossing the nation’s border.


    Kodak is a name that brings back a flood of memories, especially for those of us born before digital cameras were popularised.

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