The Kodak moment has come and gone

I reported on Eastman Kodak Co. for the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle from 1980 to 1992. That was the start of its decline, although I didn’t realize it at the time.  I thought everything that went wrong was a temporary setback, from which the company would recover.

At the time, I thought the same thing about the United States as a whole.  But there’s no law of nature that says once-great companies or once-great nations will remain great forever.  That’s up to the people in them.

Click on The Rise and Fall of Eastman Kodak for a view of Kodak’s decline by a smart Wall Street analyst.

Click on Eastman Kodak and the idea of loyalty for an earlier post of mine.

Click on In memoriam: 75 years of Kodachrome for thoughts on Kodak’s legacy.


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