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Becoming Facebook by Mike HOEFFLINGER

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18

Nothing Lasts Forever?

No technology company is immune to disruption

Although Facebook has clearly outlasted its doubters, including screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Google’s Vint Cerf and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Zuckerberg knows far better than most that the list of once great technology companies is long and illustrious. Companies that in their heyday were not only leaders in their category but influential over wide swaths of the entire technology ecosystem for significant periods of time. Companies like HP, Yahoo, Intel, Cisco, Nokia and Blackberry.

Failure can occur swiftly via disruption—as it did in smartphones where Google Android and Apple iOS went from less than 20% market share at the beginning of 2010 to ...

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