Nortel Files

On November 18th, 2008, in this blog, I suggested:

“Nortel. One of my tests for companies headed south: I can’t tell you their strategy in a sentence. And wanting to sell products, or being the coolest company in Ontario, do not qualify as goals or strategies.”

Yesterday Nortel filed for bankruptcy, ending perhaps the most successful story of a tech company in Canadian history.

Our sympathies go out to those many brilliant engineers and others in Brampton who tried hard, but couldn’t quite right the ship.