In this episode of Company Forensics, we’ll talk about one of the coolest clothing brands in the world: The North Face. That’s right. It seems like the brand has existed for decades and that their high-end products last forever. And this is true.
In this episode, we cover HQ Trivia. A mix of bad business decisions, a peculiar personality, a product that was too good to be true; and a flawed business model. Find out why HQ Trivia, a seemingly innocent game in which players earned money by answering general culture questions, against the clock, failed tremendously.
Let’s say you wanted to ship something to the other side of the country, and you didn’t want to look for a box big enough, or queue at the post office. None of that. You just wanted to have someone come and pick up your package, from the comfort of your home. Well, Shyp did just that.
From its QWERTY keyboard to real time emails, the BlackBerry was, for many years, the smartphone by choice. BlackBerry did a lot of things right. But… they did A LOT of things wrong.