It happens time after time. You're in the midst of negotiations for this deal or that.
How many times and for how long do you think a Broadway actor prepares for his first performance, or even for subsequent performances? How many months are they in rehearsal?
Remember yearning for the affection, for even a glance, from that cheerleader or football star, the one that “everyone” adored?The attractiveness of a deal multiplies by the number of “buyers.”
Earlier this year, a federal trial court in Idaho struck down, and ordered unwound, a hospital’s acquisition of a medical group on grounds that it violated antitrust law. The case is now on appeal.
Today, there’s no longer even the “promise” of lifetime employment. “Retirement” as in replacement, replacement just like an old machine, is as far off as the next layoff or the next outsourcing.