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re: What is the difference with small company?

Microsoft is like the Titanic. It cannot be maneuvered quickly. However, they have the luxury of large amounts of sitting cash, ability to leverage their existing ecosystem to launch new products and have a huge army of developers and lawyers at their disposal. Most things take years to develop because of the large teams.

Small companies, on the other hand, have the ability to pivot very quickly and are often able to disrupt an existing industry without affecting an existing ecosystem that they offer. However, they have opposite problems like not enough cash to experiment with stuff and they might need to work harder at retaining talent.

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