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The End Of Competitive Advantage

May 23, 2013

lifespans

The drawing is by Jay Cross from the Internet Time Alliance, based on data from Richard Foster and Sarah Kaplan’s book Creative Destruction and work from the Deloitte Center for the Edge. It shows that while average US lifespan has increased by sixteen years from 1937 to 2012, over the same period of time, the average lifespan of firms in the S&P 500 has fallen from 75 years to 15.

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