Long read but worth it for insight into the Google/Spotify alliance against Apple!
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
Power Transition in Business
When a relatively unequal competitor is about to overtake a dominant competitor, lawfare is most likely to break out when the less dominant competitor perceives their opportunity to replace that hegemon. At this point in the power relationship, the less dominant competitor may seek interlocking relationships with other less dominant competitors in the relevant market in order to attack the hegemon by reducing competition with each other and coordinating lawfare operations against the hegemon.
These interlocking boards or corporate relationships may work well when there is something in it for the allied less dominant competitors that helps each of them in ways that do not harm each of them. For example, in an alliance of two less dominant competitors G and S against hegemon A, this will be particularly true if company…
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