Finally, back in the present, business and management have new and old growth’s challenges, again. Highly recommended is this article about our current time and the “normality” after the recession.

Instead of learning from errors, this article has some appealing examples of learning from success stories. Those examples, dating back to the 1930s, together with 7 ideas (called lessons here) make the main bulk of the article.

What attracted me here most, was the writers’ opinion about opportunistic mergers and acquisitions. As I have seen many companies that couldn’t handle their strategic acquisions and were really choking on that.

On the other hand I have seen some opportunistic acquisitions that were bringing real value to the buyers.

That, combined with the other ideas, makes it worth reading.

The full article is found here: