This morning, I caught up on Guy Kawasaki whose writing I've always enjoyed. His recent post about the Bozo Explosion mirrored my own thoughts on the demise I've experienced as an ex-Microsoft employee.
In his post he lists many of the signs that a company is going through a Bozo Explosion (defined: the downward slide that seems inevitable after a company achieves rapid success--often during the years immediately following an IPO). The first two points in his list are: managers hiring people less talented/smart/capable then themselves and arrogance. These are the same two things I always end up explaining whenever I have to discuss my various reasons for leaving the Remond Giant.
His point about the "biorhythms" made me laugh so hard I about fell out of my chair. Totally right on!