Not Every Startup Is a Home Run

Last time out, I prefaced an article on the art of getting acquired by preemptively responding to the argument that selling your company is selling out the concept of startup.    As I told these startup purists—When you don’t proactively consider acquisition, you naively leave yourself two options, going public or running a lifestyle business.    While these arguers were imaginary in my article (I do that a lot), they exist in real life, and you’ll hear their advice a lot. God knows I did. It’s the same startup elitism that says that every startup must be a home run. Swing for...

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