What are some of the costliest mistakes ever made in history?

What are some of the costliest mistakes ever made in history? by Diyar Bey Hekimoğlu

Answer by Diyar Bey Hekimoğlu:

I don't know why people did not mention about Yahoo’s mistakes on the previous answers. So, I wrote a few examples:

  • 1998: Yahoo refuses to buy Google for $1 million;
  • 2002: Yahoo realizes its mistake and tries to buy Google for $3 billion, Google says “Give us $5 billion”, Yahoo says no;
  • 2008: Yahoo refuses to be sold to Microsoft for $40 billion;
  • 2016: Yahoo was sold for $4.6 billion to Verizon.

EDIT: People are pointing out in comments section that there are dozens of other mistakes made by this “amazing” company. Here you can find more:

The Rise and Fall (OK — Mostly Fall) of Yahoo

Yahoo’s 5 Biggest Mistakes

Yahoo's top 6 biggest mistakes | TheINQUIRER

What are some of the costliest mistakes ever made in history?

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