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Some of the Worst Business Decisions

Managers make decisions every day. But, sometimes those decisions are not good. The Betway infographic includes some of the worst decisions.


Search engine Excite turned down the opportunity to purchase Google.

Dick Rowe of Decca Records refused to sign the Beatles, insisting: “Guitar bands are on their way out.”

Netflix offered Blockbuster money to help launch their new DVD-by-mail service. 

Electronic Data System refused to invest in Microsoft.

Yahoo turned down an offer from Microsoft.

Mars did not want M&Ms to be featured in the movie, E.T.


  • What happened as a result of these decisions?
  • What other bad decisions would you add to this list?
  • What are some of the best decisions made by managers?
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