Acquisition

Acquisition

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by Robert W. Zinnecker
     
 

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The telecommunications company, Dynacom, is CEO Wilson McCann's only love. He has sacrificed everything to lead it to success in an industry that is undergoing deep change while shrinking through aggressive acquisitions by rival companies. Dynacom's competitor, Legent, moves to acquire his company and McCann works to save it. Despite his efforts and those of his

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The telecommunications company, Dynacom, is CEO Wilson McCann's only love. He has sacrificed everything to lead it to success in an industry that is undergoing deep change while shrinking through aggressive acquisitions by rival companies. Dynacom's competitor, Legent, moves to acquire his company and McCann works to save it. Despite his efforts and those of his friends on Wall Street, Dynacom is acquired. A bitterly disillusioned McCann has lost his position and his perks. Hounded by the media, he rescues his dead uncle's debt-ridden farm from foreclosure and returns to the Michigan town where he spent his youthful summers.

In his search for a new purpose in his life, he meets three women from his past who want to be part of his future. Donna, who gave herself to him in the past and has given herself to Christ now. Sally, the thrice married, twice divorced mother of three and Cindy, the Wall Street investment banker who is the key to financing a new acquisition. Each has a decidedly different objective. Past associates seek to draw him back into the telecommunications industry while new friends encourage him to find God's plan for his life.

When McCann becomes involved in a plan to acquire parts of his old company in an acquisition that could propel him back to a position of leadership, mysterious activities by Michigan's Governor may turn the acquisition into a disaster. As he seeks to regain what he has lost, McCann faces a series of tragedies that drive him to his knees. He makes his greatest acquisition and the opportunities for his future collide with the results of his past.

Acquisition is a provocative story of one man's search for meaning in life amidst the fast-paced world of telecommunications acquisitions filled with a tapestry of colorful characters from a small Michigan farming community and the financial centers of the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432772482
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Bob Zinnecker is a 50-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. He spent 33 years with CONTEL Corporation managing operations in Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, and New York. He currently operates a consulting service providing practical management assistance for today’s changing world.

Zinnecker is a senior certified professional manager and is a charter member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He has written numerous articles and devotionals that have been published in religious and business media.

Bob has four grown children and seven grandchildren. He and his wife, Elaine, reside in Penfield, New York.

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Acquisition 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Frebismouse More than 1 year ago
This book is very outstanding. Interesting Characters, Dynamic plot and Tremendous message! I enjoyed reading it very much! I would recommend this book for a club discussion. Elaine Johns
readermontana More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my interest from the first few pages. My husband worked in the telephone industry during this time and I had heard all the 'jargon', so it fascinated me to read about the life of someone else who went through this era. I could not put the book down. The author combined the lives of interesting people with the industry in a way that was amazing. When I finished reading it, I couldn't wait for my husband to read it so we could share the story. Thanks for such a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the time I finished the book, I was not sure how I would review it. At times the book dragged and I got tired of reading what food was being served everytime there was a gathering. I enjoyed the overall storyline and getting to know each of the characters, but felt that too much emphasis was put on their faith.
Jeanine_Precopio More than 1 year ago
Excellent, interesting, and informative book about a man who excels in the telecommunications industry, and his poignant personal life and loves, written by an excellent, interesting, and informative man, Robert Zinnecker. Relates one man's corporate, religious, and personal values, and the many complex people involved in his life. Great book, great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and did not want it to finish! It has something for everyone since it involves business situations, relationships and finding your faith. I identified with Wils McCann who is trying to find himself after his life changes. This is a well written story by Robert Zinnecker and a must read!
SpecialK1 More than 1 year ago
This book is an awesome read. The author has the ability to make you imagine you are in the story. The characters are wonderful people and make you wonder if you could be them! Months after I finished the book, I was still thinking about the message and the great story behind it. I highly recommend this reading. It would make for great book club conversation too!
BRoberts1 More than 1 year ago
Acquisition brings forth interesting characters and several plots that are suspenseful and entertainingly fun to follow. The book is a very compelling portrayal of Corporate America that can devour the lives of its employees that many have experienced or could easily empathize with on a personal basis. Whether you are a born again Christian, or one questioning the validity of God, the book will strengthen your spiritual passion or possibly open a door to your own personal relationship with God. Acquisition is well worth reading. It is a riveting novel with well-developed themes that keep your interest from beginning to end. I strongly recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done!