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  •  Just Boeing now? In name only! (0+ / 0-)

    The merged corporate headquarters is now located in Chicago, not Seattle, The Real Boeing's old headquarters.  IIRC, the top managment that survived the merger were mostly MD execs, not Boeing.  

    I've been in the front-row trenches through a big corporate merger like that (NationsBank/BofA) and closely followed another one going on down the street from us (First Union/Wachovia).  The real behind-the-scenes winner in the post-merger managment and culture wars is the company whose name disappears.  Why?  The company with more conservative, responsible management has a better and well-deserved reputation in the marketplace, but their merger partner's management are better back alley corporate infighters and more ruthless cost-cutters (e.g., the new Boeing 787 plant sited in Charleston SC expressly to break the old Boeing's engineers' union).

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