Lesson of the Day: Research In Motion

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

The news from Research In Motion was pretty brutal. Much worse than many folks thought. The company saw its sales drop 33%, and its gross margin crumble by almost 16 percentage points. The company also delayed the launch of BlackBerry 10 and said losses would continue. John and David believe that it will be difficult for Research In Motion to survive over the long term. In the video, they discuss three lessons that they've learned from the decline of this company.

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