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.
There is a moral dimension to business, but you can take it too far.
In our second Changing Lanes podcast, we talk to people who have successfully pivoted their career by pursuing further study, finding a mentor or taking a sabbatical.
The law is changing so that parents who have lost a child will be entitled to take paid leave.
How a can of dog food inspired a $100m business.
Recognising there's a problem is only half the battle.
Do your research and be prepared to walk away if the deal doesn't feel right.