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Acquisitions: The Cultural Divide

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Roy Russo
Imperator Caesar

TLDR; On startup acquisitions: Your culture will change, intentionally or otherwise. Embrace it. Resistance is Futile

I was recently invited to speak at [McKinsey's Digital and Analytics Summit]( /dnasummit/), where I focused on digital disruption in large corporations, innovation labs, and startup acquisitions. Having experience over the years with startup acquisitions, I've had front-row seats on the good and the bad (mostly bad) ways in how they've taken shape. This short series is meant to be a landmine map for startup employees and founders, of the most common missteps I've witnessed post-acquisition, in contrast to the talk I have, which was focused on what corporate leaders could do differently after a startup is acquired to help preserve and grow their investment.