BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Words-worth - Synergy

BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Words-worth - Synergy - Synergy, from the Greek word synergos, means 'working together'. Because it was first used in medical circles, referring to two organs or drugs that combine to have a beneficial effect,

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Synergy, from the Greek word synergos, means 'working together'. Because it was first used in medical circles, referring to two organs or drugs that combine to have a beneficial effect, it always sounds like a good thing. But when modern corporations boast of finding synergy between newly acquired assets, the kind of co-operation you can expect is that enjoyed by a giant piranha and a minnow.

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