Re: Interesting job description

Subject: Re: Interesting job description
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com, "'Elisa R. Sawyer'" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:35:52 -0700

It's a variation of "not invented here" syndrome. The acquiring company has bought the acquired one for some specific aspect of its business - usually the IP and support people for one particularly valuable product line - and other than that, everything else there couldn't be as good as what they already have. Because they're the one with the money to be able to buy the other, right?

In most cases, though, the acquired company's most talented and productive genius types start updating their resumes, working their networks and watching for the best time to exercise their options and get out once the acquisition is announced. That's the reason they seem to have no problem finding another position elsewhere.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 10/10/2016 10:42 AM, mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com wrote:


Yes, Iâve seen that pattern in acquisitions before. I suspect it has something to do with the buyer not understanding the thing they have bought. If you donât know where the results come from in the company you have bought, it is easy to make mistakes in who you fire. You canât preserve vital corporate knowledge if you donât recognize it when you see it. But the expensive and the disruptive people stick out right away.


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