BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
3:36 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

13 Business Mistakes To Avoid in 2013

“Mistakes are the best teachers,” so the saying goes. Before we officially  close the books on 2012, Boston Public Radio looked back on some of the biggest business mistakes of the year and what we can learn going forward in 2013 with financial adviser Sheryl Marshall. 

On Marshall's list:

  1. Facebook IPO
  2. Facebook/Instagram photo policy announcement
  3. Hewlett-Packard's $8.8 billion writedown
  4. Collapse of Zynga stock and their loss of OMGPOP
  5. Beef Products, Inc. flounders in the wake of "pink slime"
  6. Garment factory fire in Bangladesh 
  7. Apple Maps fail
  8. Research in Motion (Blackberry) misfires on all cylinders
  9. Jamie Dimon loses nearly $2 billion in one trade with the "London Whale" 
  10. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson leaves the company after questions about his academic record
  11. Kinght Capital's $440 million trading loss
  12. 38 Studios files for bankruptcy
  13. A123 Systems files for bankruptcy

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