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A giant cow-tipping by savages : the boom, bust, and boom culture of M&A

Author: John Weir Close
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the phenomenon of mergers and acquisitions, or M&A as it's more commonly known: the buying and selling, the breaking up and combining of companies--the essence of M&A--has been a part of commerce throughout history, but only in our era has M&A itself become a business.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Weir Close
ISBN: 9780230341814 0230341810
OCLC Number: 828246072
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Temple of Dendur --
Wasps, Jews, and M&A --
Hellfire club --
Land of the screamers --
Size of their toys --
Visit of the British company man --
Rubber phobia --
Guns of Aqaba --
Erectile dysfunction --
Bondian death ray --
Up, up, and away! --
Beggar's purse --
Foul Dust --
Fat man and little boy --
Big bloody outcry --
Orion and the wolves --
Heart of Hollywood --
Icarus falling --
Birds of America --
Return to the temple --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: John Weir Close.

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Mergers and acquisitions is a trillian dollar industry with a reputation for excess. Despite this notoriety, the culture of M&A remains largely unexplored, until now. From coke-filled offices to  Read more...

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