Apple's (AAPL) downfall with large-scale M&A may come down to the very managerial style that has made its core lines so successful. Rather than organizing its units by product or service, as is the standard norm in tech companies, Apple organizes by functionality. While the managerial style has proven highly effective when it comes to Apple's most recognized products, the system wouldn't work if Apple were to acquire a very defined brand like Netflix (NFLX) or Tesla (TSLA)

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