Coming Soon? Marriott + Starwood + Delta + Hertz + Comcast + AT&T

First Rental Cars, Now Hotels Consolidate It’s been awhile since I studied Anti-Trust in law school, but it sure looks to me like a couple consumer-oriented industries are getting awfully concentrated. And I’m not just talking about airlines and cable companies. The latest example of “the urge to merge”:  Marriott Hotels gobbling up competitor Starwood...
Read More

Demonizing Photos: Exhibit A

Maybe the Devil Made Him Do It How do you demonize someone with a photo? The one above, of Towers Watson CEO John Haley, does a pretty good job. The accompanying story in the Wall Street Journal discusses Haley’s (very) well-timed sale of company shares, prior to the announcement of a merger. “Hook ’em Horns?”...
Read More