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How Olympus nearly collapsed.

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by mauve, Nov 23, 2018.

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  1. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
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  2. wolfie

    wolfie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 15, 2009
    New Zealand
    That incident was an insight into how the Japanese corporate culture worked back then: loss of face can lead to a lot of cover up ...
     
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  3. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    This turned up on my feed as well, an interesting story.
     
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  4. speedy

    speedy Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    The opening minute or so of that vid, got me wondering as to how much has actually changed at the management level of the company. It was pride, that got them in the sh!t that time round, after initially producing a small, compact, high quality OM camera, that was very highly regarded everywhere. The thing I wonder, is if they've forgotten the small, & compact nature of their product, & pride again is leading them to try & compete on a lesser footing with the bigger players. ie the big, heavy & quite expensive pro primes, as well as the rumored EM1X? I hope they have learned something, & don't go down the same track again.
     
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  5. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Possibly go for best in class rather then pick a fight you may not [cannot] win
     
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