Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 19DEC11

December 19, 2011

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: mergers and acquisitions

Up to 80% of acquisitions fail to deliver on expectations. That’s staggering.

For the past year, I’ve been watching Dell acquiring and integrating companies in a far superior manner to what I observe contrasted with companies like HP, Cisco, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, etc.

I interviewed a number of Dell executives to learn about the “secret sauce” that makes Dell’s acquisition process so successful and exciting.

If you’re an entrepreneur (or know an entrepreneur) and you are thinking that your “big payday” will come as a result of being acquired, grab your favorite beverage, find a quiet place and read the following Fast Company Expert Blog post: “If I Sell You My Company, Will You Respect Me in the Morning?

The best practices in this article will help you and your company thrive.

Thought for the week:

Happy Holidays to all who allow me share my insights and provide value each week via “Thank God It’s Monday.  – Dave Gardner

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!


Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting


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