You can learn so much about running a business by reading about other businesses and the things they did right, and what they did wrong.
Just because these are very big businesses, the issues raised in these articles are totally relevant to you in your carpet cleaning business. The causes of failures of the big players in industry can and do apply to small businesses.
For example, you will read that Kodak actually invented the digital camera but didn’t think it would take off until they were so far behind the curve they simply couldn’t catch up. In your carpet cleaning business this could mean it may be worth looking at increasing your service lines or keeping up to date with new innovations or trends.
Every business can learn so much from the failures of others, and you may be surprised at the silliest mistakes made by the business elite.