This blog post is an absolute must-read for anyone leading or thinking about leading a corp or alliance:
It's a detailed and extensive look at IT's collapse from the perspective of one of it's member corps, The Maverick Navy. So many important topics are covered, from fear of change to the importance of small-scale ops to maintain alliance and corp morale to logistics to the cult of personality that can exist at an alliance leadership level. It's a fantastic post, and as I said, a must-read.
The imminent collapse of IT is going to have wide-reaching effects across all of EVE, not just in 0.0, but in Empire as well. Just about everyone's should be watching this one closely, looking not only for the impacts but for lessons learned.