Companion pages listed at right and in this blog's navigation bar compile readings on other topics relevant to startup management.
Selling: Process and Mindset
- Chris Sheehan offers a primer on how startups should work with big company corporate development units; Micah Rosenbloom on the same topic
- a16z GP and IronPort founder/CEO Scott Weiss offers a survival guide for entrepreneurs who sell their startup to a big corporation
- Steve Blank on why big company acquisitions of startups frequently fail
- John O'Farrell of a16z on deciding when to sell
- Tobias Peggs on what life is like inside a big company after an entrepreneur sells
- a16z's Chris Dixon offers notes on the acquisition process
- Entrepreneur Karl Treier on preparing a startup of technical due diligence (e.g., questions about scalability, disaster recovery, etc.)
- James Altucher and Ben Horowitz each give advice to startup CEOs on the decision to sell their company
- Fred Wilson on post-merger integration
- Mark Suster on the corrosive aspects of acqui-hires
- Chris Dixon of a16z on the economic logic behind talent acquisitions: when/why "make vs. buy" decisions favor buying
- Academic study of acqui-hires by John Coyle and Gregg Polsky of UNC
- Sarah Lacy on "The Acquihire Scourge: Whatever Happened to Failure in Silicon Valley?"