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The New York Times has a story this morning entitled "Why Barnes & Noble Isn’t Going Away Yet," which can be instructive for companies facing disruption and potential irrelevance.

It notes that "Barnes & Noble had another not-so-bad quarter, which these days counts as good for the struggling bookstore chain. When the company reported its earnings on Thursday for the third fiscal quarter of 2016, there were signs that the steep losses that have plagued it in recent years may finally be leveling off."

Part of this, the Times suggests, "is a result of the company’s push to be more than just a bookstore."

You can read the entire story here.
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