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.
I'm trying to find a theme that connects the following posts.
Doc Searl's, one of the author's of the cluetrain manifesto, has a number
There are six externalities that bring about change.
...three great posts and one article on organization development, change, and
The idea of connecting people, places and things is real.