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June 2009: Why a Beyond the Deal Newsletter; Chaos, Change and the Advent of the New Normal; Recent M&A's - The Jury is Still Out; Four Levels of Acquisition Capability

July 2009: The Need for a Value Creation Context for M&A Integration; The Six Core Integration Capabilities; Tool of the Month - EKnow Integrator; A Cautionary Tale on Hostile Takeovers

August 2009: Hone Your Company's Overall Strategy Before You Acquire; Tool of the Month - Virtual Data Rooms - Merrill Data Site

September 2009: Integration at Newell Rubbermaid - Part I; Tool of the Month - Social Media and Organizational Mapping, Jessica Lipnack, CEO of NetAge

October 2009: The Return of the Mega Acquisition; Integration at Newell Rubbermaid - Part II

November 2009: Why "Traditional Wisdom" Matters in Chinese MultiNational Acquisition Integrations; A Conversation with Maarten Nijhoff Asser, of THT Consulting: Dealing with Culture Issues During an Acquisition/Integration

December 2009: Comments on Visit to Shenzhen China and Hong Kong on Cross Border Acquisitions, Conversation with Eaun Semple: Using Social Media to Accelerate Integrations

January 2010: Bringing Design Thinking Innovation into M&A Integrations, Conversation with Jonathan Low: Appreciating and Leveraging Intangibles in Mergers and Acquisitions

February 2010: Comments on Beyond The Deal Blog, Post Merger Integration Interest Groups, Social Media Strategy for Integrations, Review of The Post American World

March 2010: Acquisition Environment Improves, Social Media Strategy to Transform Integrations, An Effective Guidance System for Integrations

April 2010: United Airlines/US Airways/Continental Merger Talks - And Now for the Tricky Part..., Acquisition Environment Improves, Social Media Strategy to Transform Integrations, Focusing on the Primacy of Your Customers, Book Review: Social Media Bible

May 2010: United Airlines/Continental Merger: Is Bigger Better?, Integration Guidance Factor #2: Creating a Strong But Flexible Business Plan, Using Wikis to Facilitate Integrations

June 2010: 1st Anniversary Newsletter Edition, Integration Guidance Factor #3: The Need for Speed, "Value Creation" Integration Breakthroughs Presentation

September 2010: M&A Integration 2.0 Continues to Evolve, Subscribe to The Beyond the Deal Blog The M&A Drumbeat Grows Louder and For Good Reason, A Conversation on The Hyper-Social Organization with Francois Gossieaux and Ed Moran, Part I

October 2010: M&A Is Not A Strategy, A Conversation on The Hyper-Social Organization with Francois Gossieaux and Ed Moran, Part 2

November 2010: Newsletter Survey Highlights, Dealing with Southwest Airline's AirTran Integration Issues

December 2010: M&A's to Hit $3 Trillion in 2011, Springboards for a Quantum Leap Integration

December Special Edition 2010: Google's Acquisition Bid For Groupon Takes Us To The New Reality

January 2011: Acquisitions Expected to Grow in 2011, Another Take on Groupon's Rejection of Google's Acquisition Bid

February 2011: Towards a Dynamic Fusion of a Capabilities-Driven Strategy and Core Integration Capabilities

April 2011: Could Your Approach to M&A's be Both Confused and Wrong?

May 2011: Recent Integration Issues & Partnering: A Capability to be Cultivated

June 2011: More To an Integration than "Getting the Trains Running", Keys to Success for M&A's and Articulating a New Vision

July 2011: Strategically Managing Communications for Integrations, Southwest Airlines Communicates about Its Integration with Air Tran

August 2011: World Economies on Roller Coaster But M&A's Continue Unabated. Acquisitions & Divesitures, Too. Google Communicates to Stakeholders. Aligning the Values of Legacy Companies Into a Single Company

September 2011: The Changing M&A Landscape: Trends and Countertrends, Create Your Own Secret Sauce

November 2011: Community Management: The Missing Dimension, Communication and Change Management

January 2012: The New Normal in the New Year, Acquisitions as an Opportunity to Change Your Business Logic: The Case of Multi-channel Branch Banks Community Management: The Missing Dimension

March 2012: The Glencore-XStrata Combination: Is It a Value Creating Proposition, Presentation on "Leveraging Intellectual Capital in Post Acquisition Integrations"

May June 2012: Google Acquisitions and Integrations - A Tale of Two Cities"

August 2012: Google Acquisitions and Integrations - Googlerola - A Tale of Two Cities - Part 2, Glencore: The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Continued

September 2012: Mr. Acquirer: Your Company Can Deliver, but Can It Discover?,Google Video Interview, Glencore/Xstrata: Finally, Maybe?, BAE/EADS Combination Proposed

November 2012: Special Edition: Carrying Out a Transformational Acquistion and Integration: INC Research and Kendle

December 2012: A Clinic on Carrying Out a Transformational M&A Integration, Part 1

January 2013: A Clinic on Carrying Out a Transformational M&A Integration, Part II

March/April 2013: Building a Three Legged Stool to Integrate US Airways and American Airways: The Making of the World's Largest Airline

May 2013: May 21 Webinar "M&A Integration: The Opportunity for Quantum Leap Value Creation"

October-November 2013: Progressive Practices website:redesign, Thunderbird International Business Review article, Nov 12 Integration Software Webinar, Commentary on Verizon, Microsoft and US Airways Acquisitions


Interviews

Conversation on Virtual Data Rooms with Paul Hartzell, Senior VP of Merrill DataSite - August 2009

Conversation with Hartley "Buddy" Blaha, President, Corporate Development, and Alan Cranston, Vice President, Integration of Newell Rubbermaid - September 2009

Conversation with Jessica Lipnack, CEO of NetAge - September 2009

Conversation with Maarten Nijhoff Asser, THT Consulting: Dealing with Culture Issues During an Acquisition/Integration - November 2009

Conversation with Euan Semple: Using Social Media to Accelerate Integrations - December 2009

Conversation with Jonathan Low: Appreciating and Leveraging Intangibles in Mergers and Acquisitions - January 2010

Conversation with BrightArch's Tor Kielland, CEO, and Nick Peters, Chief Marketing Officer, on the Next Generation Human Capital Integration Tool: OrganizationWeaver - July 2010

Conversation with BrightArch's Tor Kielland, CEO, and Nick Peters, Chief Marketing Officer, on the Next Generation Human Capital Integration Tool: OrganizationWeaver - July 2010

Conversation on The Hyper-Social Organization with Francois Gossieaux and Ed Moran, Part I - September 2010

Conversation on The Hyper-Social Organization with Francois Gossieaux and Ed Moran, Part 2 - October 2010

Webinar Panel on Carrying Out a Transformational M&A Integration at INC Research: Jamie Macdonald, CEO and Jeffrey Kueffer, SVP Operations Management Part 1, November 2012.pdf

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Articles

"Firesale M&A: A distressed economy sparks a rash of hasty M&A deals", Insight, The Magazine of the Illinois CPA Society, March/April 2009, pp. 30-33.

"Validus and IPC: A Rare Invite to a Shotgun Wedding", Trading Markets.com, June 29, 2009.

Presentations

"Value Creation Integration Breakthroughs" >

"Social Media Strategy toTransform Integrations" >

"Dynamics of IC in Contemporary Chinese Enterprises: Traditional Wisdom and Cross Border M&A's - November 2009"