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Teresa Amabile

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The Human Cost of Kodak’s BankruptcyFebruary 08, 2012

Kodak's filing for Chapter 11 protection has gotten a great deal of attention. Much has been said about the causesof the fall of an iconic brand. And there has been a good deal of speculationover whether and how Kodak will be able to rebuild.

Lessons for leaders abound in these stories, but we see another sort of cautionary tale — a human one. The people who dedicated years and even decades of their lives to Kodak are experiencing a seismic loss.