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MERGER. BUYOUT. HOSTILE TAKEOVER. You might think these words are terrifying harbingers of career doom. But what if the opposite was true? What if an acquisition was just enough to shake the status-quo and send your career soaring? Author and technologist Keno Vigil has a story to tell, having undergone six—yes! You read it right! SIX!—corporate acquisitions in a two-de MERGER. BUYOUT. HOSTILE TAKEOVER. You might think these words are terrifying harbingers of career doom. But what if the opposite was true? What if an acquisition was just enough to shake the status-quo and send your career soaring? Author and technologist Keno Vigil has a story to tell, having undergone six—yes! You read it right! SIX!—corporate acquisitions in a two-decade career. The pace of corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remains steady, boosted by the recent trend in acqui-hires. But sadly, the only resources available are decade-old, dry-as-dust business texts that don’t reflect our modern era of emotional intelligence and mobile commerce? If you’re a rising star, middle manager, or even senior leader who didn’t get the golden parachute, buckle up. Forget boring jargon, corporate synergies, and useless, outdated statistics. This unorthodox survival guide is your ticket out of a buy-out’s shifting ground. Approach M&A from a radical angle and prepare to jumpstart your career. Do you have the right stuff? Are you in the right spot to leverage the turmoil? Are you prepared to adapt quickly and navigate the tricky shoals presented by the new ownership? Enlightening, entertaining, and a whole lot irreverent, Acquired Now What? is the “Genius Bar” guidebook to the corporate takeover that’s heading your way—both sooner and later.


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MERGER. BUYOUT. HOSTILE TAKEOVER. You might think these words are terrifying harbingers of career doom. But what if the opposite was true? What if an acquisition was just enough to shake the status-quo and send your career soaring? Author and technologist Keno Vigil has a story to tell, having undergone six—yes! You read it right! SIX!—corporate acquisitions in a two-de MERGER. BUYOUT. HOSTILE TAKEOVER. You might think these words are terrifying harbingers of career doom. But what if the opposite was true? What if an acquisition was just enough to shake the status-quo and send your career soaring? Author and technologist Keno Vigil has a story to tell, having undergone six—yes! You read it right! SIX!—corporate acquisitions in a two-decade career. The pace of corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remains steady, boosted by the recent trend in acqui-hires. But sadly, the only resources available are decade-old, dry-as-dust business texts that don’t reflect our modern era of emotional intelligence and mobile commerce? If you’re a rising star, middle manager, or even senior leader who didn’t get the golden parachute, buckle up. Forget boring jargon, corporate synergies, and useless, outdated statistics. This unorthodox survival guide is your ticket out of a buy-out’s shifting ground. Approach M&A from a radical angle and prepare to jumpstart your career. Do you have the right stuff? Are you in the right spot to leverage the turmoil? Are you prepared to adapt quickly and navigate the tricky shoals presented by the new ownership? Enlightening, entertaining, and a whole lot irreverent, Acquired Now What? is the “Genius Bar” guidebook to the corporate takeover that’s heading your way—both sooner and later.

57 review for Acquired: Now What?: Embrace the flux and uncertainty of M&A and become a savvy and bulletproof business professional. YOUR JOURNEY AWAITS!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Julius Blitzy

    I advise everyone to purchase "Acquired: Now What?", You will not regret! I love useful books from which you can learn something new and apply it in life. After reviewing the author’s biography, I was surprised at how hardworking and talented he is. Keno Vigil has a lot of experience in many fields and this is just the beginning for him, because he feels optimism and enthusiasm. I’m sure he will discover more. The economy as a whole is a complex system in which many processes take place. For many I advise everyone to purchase "Acquired: Now What?", You will not regret! I love useful books from which you can learn something new and apply it in life. After reviewing the author’s biography, I was surprised at how hardworking and talented he is. Keno Vigil has a lot of experience in many fields and this is just the beginning for him, because he feels optimism and enthusiasm. I’m sure he will discover more. The economy as a whole is a complex system in which many processes take place. For many years, scientists have been trying to study this sphere in detail. In a market economy, there are many processes: absorption, exit from the market, buying, selling, bankruptcy, and so on. In my opinion, Keno Vigil explained the available situations in a company: mergers and acquisitions, when companies are weaker than other companies of giants. I am a student of economical faculty and for me it was very curious. A very interesting book for students and for people who are passionate about economics. “Acquired: Now What?” deserves your free time and will be very helpful. I recommend everyone read “Acquired: Now What?” By Keno Vigil.

  2. 5 out of 5

    KarynH

    Yes! It's Acquired. So what Next? Everyone wishes to be a boss of their own but just a few are keen to know what it takes to maintain their portfolio. Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) has to do with merging two companies as one and a company taking over the other respectively. It's no doubt that we are in that era where there are large buy-outs and hostile takeovers. Such events are mainly boosted and known to be carried out by individuals who value staff expertise more than just the company's servi Yes! It's Acquired. So what Next? Everyone wishes to be a boss of their own but just a few are keen to know what it takes to maintain their portfolio. Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) has to do with merging two companies as one and a company taking over the other respectively. It's no doubt that we are in that era where there are large buy-outs and hostile takeovers. Such events are mainly boosted and known to be carried out by individuals who value staff expertise more than just the company's services. A profound technologist by name Keno Vigil has professional knowledge when speaking of all of these acquisitions. Good enough, all his step-by-step guide is written in his book- Acquired: Now What? a must-read for approaching M&A and jumpstart your career. This guide comprises of uncommon ways to successfully leverage the turmoil, adapt quickly, and navigate through all the benefits most new owners aren't taking good advantage of. Personally, I've always wanted to be the boss of my own and not solely depend on the 9-5 working schedule. Thanks to technologists Keno Vigil. Acquired: Now What? has the right guide for making this a dream come true.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Goff

    This book was very informative in regards to corporate mergers and acquisitions; however, it was written in a humorous way that you would not necessarily expect with this type of book. The author did a great job of making this subject matter more interesting and enjoyable to read about. The author also offers a lot of helpful tips and suggestions on what you should do if your company is involved in an acquisition or merger. There are especially helpful suggestions on how to make yourself stand o This book was very informative in regards to corporate mergers and acquisitions; however, it was written in a humorous way that you would not necessarily expect with this type of book. The author did a great job of making this subject matter more interesting and enjoyable to read about. The author also offers a lot of helpful tips and suggestions on what you should do if your company is involved in an acquisition or merger. There are especially helpful suggestions on how to make yourself stand out and not just be another name on a spreadsheet during the acquisition/merger. Also, in the book, there is a lot of good information about what all to expect to happen during an acquisition/merger. I have been through an acquisition in my career and I could relate to a lot of the information in this book, plus it made me wish I had been able to read this book before going through this acquisition. I really enjoyed reading this book and think it is definitely helpful for anyone who thinks they might have to go through an acquisition one day.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Shanell Meek

    Practical information for all involved! When people hear anything about a company merger or acquisition they have a tendency to think that the company being acquired has been bullied into the merger. However, that isn’t how it has to be! This book provides solid middle ground for both companies. I feel like this is a great read for all parties involved as it will provide clear ways to deal with all aspects of a company merger or takeover including strategies to deal with employees on all levels Practical information for all involved! When people hear anything about a company merger or acquisition they have a tendency to think that the company being acquired has been bullied into the merger. However, that isn’t how it has to be! This book provides solid middle ground for both companies. I feel like this is a great read for all parties involved as it will provide clear ways to deal with all aspects of a company merger or takeover including strategies to deal with employees on all levels from corporate to the lowest levels. Anyone who is actively participating in an acquisition or may deal with an acquisition in the future would benefit from reading this book. It will really help with going in with eyes wide open type of attitude and an open mind to make it a smooth transition for all involved. While I haven’t recently dealt with a merger I feel like this is good information to have in a just in case situation. This one will stay on my bookshelf to refer back to in the future!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Kester

    This book by Keno Vigil tells of how you can safely approach your M&A while also starting your career on a good note. Vigil gives tips as to how you can be the best business professional possible and how the top leaders are able to lead their businesses. Inside, you’ll also learn more about Vigil’s career and some things he has learned along the way. In addition to this, you’ll discover interesting statistics and graphs to help understand what is being described. Unlike other similar books which This book by Keno Vigil tells of how you can safely approach your M&A while also starting your career on a good note. Vigil gives tips as to how you can be the best business professional possible and how the top leaders are able to lead their businesses. Inside, you’ll also learn more about Vigil’s career and some things he has learned along the way. In addition to this, you’ll discover interesting statistics and graphs to help understand what is being described. Unlike other similar books which tend to blandly tell you what needs to be done, this one is written with a fun and personal style which helps to make it even more interesting to read. Vigil also includes inspirational quotes in the beginning of each chapter which can help to motivate you in your journey. The book runs at 219 pages, which might be a little long for some. However, if you’re a business professional or someone who wants to learn more about consolidations and mergers, you’ll definitely want to check this book out.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David Styles

    This book would certainly have saved me a lot of money in 2008 if I had had it in 2007, and broadly would have changed the course of much of my life since for the better. If you’re looking at this, chances are it’s because the possibility of a merger / acquisition is on the cards, or even perhaps just a similar corporate upheaval; this book would be very appropriate also for situations of major structural reorganization within a company. Vigil treads a solidly useful middle ground here; this book This book would certainly have saved me a lot of money in 2008 if I had had it in 2007, and broadly would have changed the course of much of my life since for the better. If you’re looking at this, chances are it’s because the possibility of a merger / acquisition is on the cards, or even perhaps just a similar corporate upheaval; this book would be very appropriate also for situations of major structural reorganization within a company. Vigil treads a solidly useful middle ground here; this book is neither so technical that it will be quickly outdated, nor so abstract that it amounts to a lot of waffle without substance (as all too many books in the genre can tend to err). The writing style is light-hearted in manner, but without sacrificing professionalism or clarity. All in all, a good handbook well-written and invaluable if you’re facing, or might be facing, such eventualities in your career.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jimmy Jefferson

    Thriving in a merger or acquisition Acquired now what is a comprehensive look at corporate mergers and takeovers along with the process that tale place and what you can do to survive and thrive in the new environment. This book covers mergers of all sizes as well as mutual and hostile takeovers. There are several chapters that help to explain the things that you can do as the merger is announced, while it is taking place , and after the completion of the merger. When you have mastered the abilit Thriving in a merger or acquisition Acquired now what is a comprehensive look at corporate mergers and takeovers along with the process that tale place and what you can do to survive and thrive in the new environment. This book covers mergers of all sizes as well as mutual and hostile takeovers. There are several chapters that help to explain the things that you can do as the merger is announced, while it is taking place , and after the completion of the merger. When you have mastered the ability to adapt to the situation and control your emotions while using your intellect to place yourself in a position with the new leaders seeing how vital your skills are. This is a good read with a lot of great advice and information. I recommend everyone in the business world read this one. You never know when a new corporate mergers will be knocking on your door.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Xuan Lee

    "Stellar" is a book of compilation of 107 prose poetry with the recurring theme of love in each one of them. The love depicted is vast and can be directed at country, nature, and people. I appreciate the beautiful pictures included, which greatly complemented the respective poems. I also like the font chosen for the title of each poem. However, I do find the font of the title too small, in relation to the font of the poem itself. Some of the poems are abstract and leave much room for imagination "Stellar" is a book of compilation of 107 prose poetry with the recurring theme of love in each one of them. The love depicted is vast and can be directed at country, nature, and people. I appreciate the beautiful pictures included, which greatly complemented the respective poems. I also like the font chosen for the title of each poem. However, I do find the font of the title too small, in relation to the font of the poem itself. Some of the poems are abstract and leave much room for imagination. Others are descriptive and detailed. I appreciate the fact that each poem is written with much sincerity and genuine emotions, but I find that the recurring theme gets boring after a while, lacking in surprises after the first one-third of the book Overall, it is still a beautiful book of poems about love. However, none are strikingly outstanding or mesmerizing.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Pegboard

    Keno Vigil takes away the fear every employee faces when a company goes through a merge and acquisition and explains the process they will face during the change period. Acquired: Now What? answers many questions, but the biggest asset to this book is the valuable information in making yourself dispensable to the new employee. Company takeovers can be a very positive move in the economy if done correctly it can save many jobs, minimizing the stigma that goes with a M&A. I love the approach Keno Keno Vigil takes away the fear every employee faces when a company goes through a merge and acquisition and explains the process they will face during the change period. Acquired: Now What? answers many questions, but the biggest asset to this book is the valuable information in making yourself dispensable to the new employee. Company takeovers can be a very positive move in the economy if done correctly it can save many jobs, minimizing the stigma that goes with a M&A. I love the approach Keno Vigil has in educating the common employee of the steps taken in a M&A. Acquired: Now What? is informative, but I loved the unique insight the author addresses. His wisdom can calm fears that arise during a stressful business maneuver. I would recommend this as a workbook for employees of all levels if their company is even considering a M&A. 

  10. 5 out of 5

    Archie

    M&A – Turn to your favor and be prepared! Acquisition and Mergers possibly happens today more often than before and this book focusses on this topic and gives guidance how to make best out of it. It highlights the positive angle of M&A and provides guidance on how to prepare for one and make best out of it for your career, with the help of real life entertaining stories and experiences. There are pros and cons to M&A as mostly it is for dry-out-business as mentioned, but if you are stuck in one o M&A – Turn to your favor and be prepared! Acquisition and Mergers possibly happens today more often than before and this book focusses on this topic and gives guidance how to make best out of it. It highlights the positive angle of M&A and provides guidance on how to prepare for one and make best out of it for your career, with the help of real life entertaining stories and experiences. There are pros and cons to M&A as mostly it is for dry-out-business as mentioned, but if you are stuck in one or expecting one soon - positive attitude, being proactive and some effort can turn this around in your favor.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Riley Holmes

    I don't normally read business books, so I have no frame of reference, but this was a big pile of useless fluff. (The author advises at one point to "add fruits/nuts to your cereal" to spice life up) I felt deceived by the glowing reviews on here / Amazon, and I suspect the author mobilized a group of compatriots. Anything mildly helpful in here could be summed up in a 1000-word blog post. I don't normally read business books, so I have no frame of reference, but this was a big pile of useless fluff. (The author advises at one point to "add fruits/nuts to your cereal" to spice life up) I felt deceived by the glowing reviews on here / Amazon, and I suspect the author mobilized a group of compatriots. Anything mildly helpful in here could be summed up in a 1000-word blog post.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Erika Kraus

    I won this novel in the good reads giveaway! I was intrigued by the title and I can assure you Keno Vigil did not disappoint! I am very impressed with Vigil's ideas and voice. I would highly recommend. I won this novel in the good reads giveaway! I was intrigued by the title and I can assure you Keno Vigil did not disappoint! I am very impressed with Vigil's ideas and voice. I would highly recommend.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mark Crawford

    Must Read Great info if your company is going thru a merger of gives insights to why somethings are happening an motivation to help you deal with them.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Deane Barker

    Odd book. I thought it was a book about M&A, but it turned out to be a book about what do when your company gets acquired. However, most of the book was just general business advice. There wasn't a lot here that would actually be helpful, I don't think. I suppose if my company got acquired and I was stressed about it, I would reach for a book like this, but I'm not 100% sure it would be at all helpful. It's a short book, with short chapters (but the author still goes into a deep dive of his family Odd book. I thought it was a book about M&A, but it turned out to be a book about what do when your company gets acquired. However, most of the book was just general business advice. There wasn't a lot here that would actually be helpful, I don't think. I suppose if my company got acquired and I was stressed about it, I would reach for a book like this, but I'm not 100% sure it would be at all helpful. It's a short book, with short chapters (but the author still goes into a deep dive of his family history, for some reason...)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Al Mclean

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