The recently announced merger of Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies marks the end of an extraordinary story that has largely shaped the U.S. defense industry over the last two decades. It also offers a condensed version of the life of a corporation from cradle to grave. For a corporate strategist like me, L-3 Communications, as it was called at the time of its inception in 1998, was a dream come true: a beautifully crafted and perfectly executed strategy making sense of a changing ...

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