Owners of companies in the food industry or manufacturing could learn from the owner of high tech businesses. One lesson would be how to grow revenues without having to burn through R&D money.
Here is an article on Thomson Reuter, PE Hub, explaining more:
In the world of technology, companies are increasingly moving beyond growing organically and using acquisitions to enlarge their operations. Some have also made a strategic decision to acquire R&D rather than try to grow innovation in house.