Business failure is hard to swallow. I once founded a small software business that initially achieved some success but failed after we hooked-up with another software business whose products we introduced to our market. We failed because there were no synergies, their technology sucked (Intersolv - formerly Sage Software) and we simply did not change course.
Forbes has several articles on the many changes that are disrupting business
Doc Searl's, one of the author's of the cluetrain manifesto, has a number
...three great posts and one article on organization development, change, and
The idea of connecting people, places and things is real.