Diversification: A Warning

Gareth Roberts

A diversification strategy for growth often arises from subjective motives. This sort of mindset is also associated with failure.

On the 4th of September 476 AD, 16-year-old Emperor Romulus Augustulus surrendered to the Germanic leader Odoacer.

An event that marked the end of the 1,480-year-old Roman Empire.

The demise started long before this event when the Romans began to lose territories to different Barbarian tribes.

The Franks and the Burgundians began to replace the Romans in most of Western Europe and Northern Africa.

Other Barbarian tribes – such as the Visigoths, Vandals and the Huns – also reclaimed Roman territories.

The Roman Empire had grown rapidly – a regime that always strived for power and domination.

But within the lands it had conquered it had developed fierce enemies.

And like all foreign occupations, failure is almost a given. One way or another.

Generally, economic, environmental, social and cultural factors contribute…

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