It is the vision of all companies to eventually grow and become more successful in the industries that they compete in. In a world where market share provides direct competitive advantages and provides the opportunities required to generate lucrative returns growth has, and will continue to be king.
However, just because growth is the goal doesn’t mean that the goal is always correct and doesn’t mean that every opportunity to grow is a good one for your company. When opportunity strikes the instinct of any good executive and manager is to explore the situation to determine whether the opportunity in question is in the best interest of the company. If it is shown that the opportunity is in the best interest of the company, and the resources can be (notice I didn’t say should be) acquired then the executive will likely move forward with the transaction. The problem is that executives are so anxious to grow their companies that...
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