Synergies. . .:banghead:


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In the first 8 minutes, already said 3 times during the Delta Q3 Financial call.

Doh. . .that's 4 in just shy of 9 minutes.


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I think the last definition may apply. :rolleyes:


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Actually ended up hearing it 5 times in 10 minutes.

As was if they could say it once every two minutes. . .Silly management.


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Buzzwords, mission statements, all that corporate fire-everyone-up's crap.

If you were actually doing it and doing it well, you wouldn't need to put up mission statement banners, people would already know. The rest of the corporate double talk is just as bad.


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I think some doofus in communications wanted to use the word "symbiotic" but screwed it up. That's probably how the word "synergy" came up.

Let me see here if I can put together the first statement any CEO will give during any merger.

"This merger will create synergies which will allow us to focus on our core competencies and unleash innovation, thus increasing shareholder value."

Write that statement down. See how many merger announcements begin with something similar.

Translation: I couldn't figure out how to goose my golden parachute so I decided to put together a merger. That will trigger my change of control clause and I'll leave with a boatload of money.


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A merger isn't any different than a couple moving in together. They generally make sense. You reduce your overhead expenses like housing because you no longer need 2 places to live, just one. Some expenses go up but generally not in a linear fashion. I don't understand why you guys are so anti-synergistic.