My employer was acquired this week. There has been a measure of reveling and celebrating at the office; morale is very high.

It feels good to be part of an organization that is dominating in its vertical market. I’ve certainly seen the opposite situation first-hand, whether it was due to market forces or a less-than-stellar acquisition.

Without the wounds those experiences left me with, I wouldn’t be able to savor this moment nearly as much. It’s not often that this happens. A handful times in a career, I’d guess.