The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like
Harvard Business Review
AUGUST 15, 2013
How Dell went from dorm room startup in 1984, to the world''s largest PC maker in 2005, and then saw its stock plummet precipitously the next year, is the subject of a lengthy Harvard Business School case study by HBS professor Jan Rivkin. As Lerner summed it up for me in an interview, "There seemed to be a pretty positive track record in terms of technology companies after buyouts.". There are two basic patterns to a successful turnaround, Rivkin told me in a recent interview.