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Eating, Smashing, and Mixing

Aug 28, 2009, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas Eadline)

"Of course the powers that be must check things over, but most people will tell you when you are up to you chest in water, it might be time to sell the boat. I say this with some sorrow. I hate to see companies that contribute go by the way side. I am not saying Oracle does not contribute, but things will be different without Sun.

"I have had similar concerns in the past when companies get eaten or smashed. The one doing the eating gains some weight, then looks in the mirror. “Seems I’m a little heavy here, I don’t want that, redundant over here, I’m going to have to do something about this.” It usually takes a year or so, but at some point the shake-out (shake-off) happens. There is also the “sword over my head” syndrome, where no one from the acquired company wants to make any decisions. If you make the wrong one, you are out."

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