1 M&A failure as a management problem.
1.1 Story: Flight NA3365 to Morkousk.
1.2 A failure . . . but not a calculated one!
2 Ego and geo: Two motivations for acquiring.
2.1 Story: To conquer the world.
2.2 Combining ego and geo . . . .
3 Choosing the right pilots.
3.1 Story: The gold nugget.
3.2 Is there a pilot in the acquisition?
4 Major M&A issues.
4.1 Story: The Christmas present.
4.2 Stars and storms.
5 Exploring the cultural dimension.
5.1 Story: Fateful encounters.
5.2 Naturally, culture is to blame.
6 Using experience, but maintaining vigilance.
6.1 Story: The Meletev cocktail.
6.2 Don’t worry, we know what we’re doing . . . .
7 Monitoring integration in time and space.
7.1 Story: Sabotage.
7.2 From the infinitely large to the infinitesimal.