The above is a Forbes magazine cover published in 2007 (if my eyes are working fine). Once upon a time, Nokia towered so huge over and above everyone else that it was difficult to imagine that any of the competitors would ever catch up, much less unseat them. But for years, if there is one thing I keep telling people: kingdoms come and go. Nations rise and fall. Companies too.
Once upon a time, the sun never set on the British Empire. Today, it is no bigger than a tiny island. Once upon a time, the Roman empire ruled many nations. Today, Rome is no more than a city. Once upon a time, the Greeks conquered land after land. Today, that empire does not exist any more.
I can go on, but you get the picture. No-one, no matter how strong or powerful, stays on top forever. There is nothing new under the sun. Still, we can’t but wonder how this cycle happens. But at the end of the day, the sun rises and sets, and life goes on.
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