The 5 worst business mistakes in history

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Doh! Think you have made a bad decision at work? See who missed a trick and turned down some of the biggest deals.

One of the simplest facts of the corporate world is that all business decisions are a gamble. Whilst the company may be profitable today, there’s no guarantee at all that it may be profitable tomorrow; and if the company’s leadership isn’t tuned into the greater corporate sphere, one poor decision can result in devastating consequences.

Very few companies have bounced back from the death-knoll that rings when promising future opportunities are ignored, and even fewer survive when a leader decides that success lies in doing ‘what we’ve always done’. With that in mind, here are five of the worst corporate decisions ever made.