Today’s suggested reading is the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It is a required text for all Americans and worth the five minutes for ROWers as well. (You can find the text anywhere but The Merger Verger likes the offering from the National Archives, available here.)
The Declaration can be cast as a document that has relevance to acquisition integration but the tether is thin, I admit. However, it IS the essential communiqué from our founding fathers to the rest of the world announcing America’s management buyout from our British parent. And it is a clear and powerful articulation of the strategic rationale behind one of the most unprecedented, most complicated, and most successful mergers in history.
Nicely done gentlemen.