The economic logic behind tech and talent acquisitions - Chris Dixon
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Are we really supposed to believe Hunch was worth anything to anybody?
Some people are good bloggers -- perhaps also good investors.
Others actually build meaningful stuff.
Someone paid money for Hunch, right?
You're correct that acqui-hires are actually rare.
Sure, but he seems like he's trying to justify his company's sale ex-post-facto: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-21/tech/30424379_1_ebay-recommendations-commerce
All he really needs to say is "Why I sold out" and be honest about it, instead of this fluff piece about opportunity cost.
We all took Econ 101, we get that concept; just don't try to write a condescending piece because you're upset people don't respect you for saying "we're not going to sell because we don't need to" and then turn around and sell out.