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'Face it, we're never going to reach a consensus.'
"Someday, son, all this will belong to Bill Gates."
Tags:bill gates, technology company, computer company, big business, corporate culture, big businesses, corporate takeover, corporate takeovers, merger, mergers, capitalism, family business, family businesses, silicon valley, inheritance, rapacious, business reputation, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, business, corporate, takeover, takeovers
"Finally, a succinct corporate mission statement."
"That happy little cloud floating over the Unicorp Building? I want that."
Tags:corporate takeover, corporate takeovers, takeover deal, takeover deals, acquisitions, businessmen, businessman, greed, greedy, greediness, corporate greed, jealous, jealousy, expansion, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, competitor, competitors, ceo, ceos, exec, execs, executive, executives, office politics
"A handshake is as good as a thirty-page contract, eh, Mr. Harrison?"
Tags:crocodile, crocodiles, alligator, alligators, croc, crocs, gator, gators, predator, predators, prey, preys, food chain, food-chain, contract, contracts, handshake, handshakes, gentlemen, gentleman, gentleman's agreement, gentleman's agreements, businessmen, businessman, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, intimidation, business deal, business deals
'Can't you see? This isn't a real offer! They're just tossing us a bone!'
'A hostile takeover just wasn't feasible, so we agreed to a hostile merger.'
"Rumour has it that you're after my job."
Tags:imitation, imitating, office hierarchy, office hierarchies, palace coup, office coup, office coups, takeover, takeovers, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, competition, competitive, competitiveness, copycat, copycats, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, business people, over thrown
"I told you negotiations would be more fun without a battery of lawyers."
Tags:arm wrestle, arm wrestles, arm wrestling, arm wrestler, arm wrestlers, corporate law, corporate lawyer, corporate lawyers, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, business deal, business deals, chaos, chaotic, professionalism, unprofessional, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, merger, mergers, business talk, business talks, business meeting, business meetings
Acquisition Fever Hits The Girl Scouts
Tags:girl scout, girl scouts, acquisition, acquisitions, takeover, takeovers, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, cookie, cookies, door-to-door, salesman, salesmen, salesperson, salespeople, modern life, competitive, competitive industry, competitive industries, competing, merger, mergers, merging, corporate merger, corporate mergers, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, business, businesses, board meeting, board meetings, sales strategy, sales strategies, child prodigy, child prodigies
'Call a meeting, they're up to something, again.'
"O.K., Jimbo, let's dance with wolves."
Tags:businessmen, businessman, corporate culture, corporate environment, movie title, movie titles, film title, film titles, business deal, business deals, business negotiation, business negotiations, predator, predators, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, corporate takeover, corporate takeovers, hostile negotiations, hostile negotiations
'Man, I hate it whenever some big conglomerate comes along and decides to check us out!'
"'Seizing control?' Is that the thanks you give a parent company?"
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, growing up, child rearing, child-rearing, upbringing, upbringings, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, parent company, parent companies, coup, coups, office coup, office coups, takeover, takeovers, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, seizing control, taking control, rebel, rebellion
'We're doing great trade with China - they've bought the company.'
"You win - I'll take the buyout."
"I was able to negotiate it from a hostile takeover to an uneasy alliance."
"I couldn't help noticing we both seem about to grab the same little company."
Tags:takeover, takeovers, business takeover, business takeovers, hostile takeover, hostile takeovers, merger, mergers, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, relate, relating, small talk, making small talk
"There's been a change of management..."
"I'll have my people strong-arm your people."
Tags:strong-armed, strong armed, strong arm, strong-arm, handshake, hand shake, shaking hands, deal-making, making a deal, business negotiation, business negotiations, ceos, negotiate, negotiations, executive, ceo, executives, businessmen, businessman, hostile takeover, bid, merger, acquisition, hostile takeovers, corporate culture, office politics
'There's enough of us...we can take them!'
'The negotiation is in total deadlock. It's time for the medieval option.'
'Consolidation is tearing us apart.'
"Benign so far."