The now infamous story (and lawsuit) about the founding of Facebook was immortalized in 2010 with the movie "The Social Network." Many Montgomery residents know the tale by now: Mark Zuckerberg, the man associated with Facebook (and one of its creators), was sued by Eduardo Saverin, who claimed he was pushed out of the company by Zuckerberg and other investors. As a result he lost millions -- possibly billions -- in stock in Facebook.
Okay, so you have a great idea for your new business, you've got a business plan, plenty of operating capital and a strong business climate. You're almost ready to cut the cord on that steady income from your employer and to live your dream. Ready to blow off that boss who has been holding you back? Maybe take a moment or two before you slam the door on your way out.
Earlier this year, a merger between American Airlines and US Airways was announced. The announcement was big news in a lot of ways -- but none more so than the fact that the newly-formed, post-merger company would be the largest airline in the world. The deal was reportedly well into the billions of dollars, and billions more are sure to change hands in the coming years as a result of the merger.