Re: Interesting job description

Subject: Re: Interesting job description
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:19:56 -0500

Interesting and good point, Gene. Something I've never thought about ...

Thanks

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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References:
Interesting job description: From: Keith Hood
RE: Interesting job description: From: mbaker
RE: Interesting job description: From: mbaker
Re: Interesting job description: From: Kathleen MacDowell
RE: Interesting job description: From: mbaker
Re: Interesting job description: From: Keith Hood
Re: Interesting job description: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Interesting job description: From: mbaker
Re: Interesting job description: From: Elisa R. Sawyer
RE: Interesting job description: From: mbaker
Re: Interesting job description: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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