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Prof Disputes Analysis of Kodak’s Lowest Moment

At the beginning of the week, Financial Times reporter Tony Jackson surmised that the downfall of Kodak had to do with the arrival of “disruptive technology.” Faced with the disappearance of film and the replacement of traditional cameras by dozens of digital devices, Jackson argued that then-chairman George Fisher fumbled the techno ball.

Not so fast, responds University of Toronto business school professor Charles McMillan. Via a succinct letter to the editor, he suggests that technology is but one of the reasons why Kodak stock now sells for around a dollar:

Kodak assumed that it owned the US camera market. But when the Olympics were held in Los Angeles in 1984, Fuji, not Kodak, became the sponsor. That was the signal that Fuji was taking on Kodak frontally in the US market.

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Dodgers VP Leaving for Arizona Diamondbacks

Josh Rawitch, the Los Angeles Dodgers vice president of communications, is leaving the struggling organization at the conclusion of the season for a gig with the Arizona Diamondbacks as senior vice president of communications.

It will be a reunion of sorts for Rawitch and Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall. When Hall was the Dodgers vice president of communications, he poached Rawitch, who has been with the team for 15 seasons, from the club’s marketing department.

“For me, this simply came down to a tremendous professional opportunity and a chance to do great things for my family,” Rawitch told Tony Jackson of ESPNLA.com. “I have loved every second of my time with the Dodgers and am very grateful to Frank (McCourt) and so many other people who have helped me. It just feels like the right move to make.”