Examples of Failed Talent Management

This is a collection post on failed Talent Management and Succession Planning and what huge impact it had.  Please share if you have other interesting cases.
petepalme@gmail.com or leave your example in the comments section of this post.

1) John Patterson (NCR) fired Thomas Watson who than founded IBM.
Market Value today: NCR 1.69 billion  USD versus IBM: 139,72 billion USD.

2) John Sculley (Ex-Apple) fired Steve Jobs. A few years later Apple almost went bankrupt .
Market Value of Apple today: 118,19 billion

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