Lately, whenever a startup is acquired, there have been haters that pop up on HN to say "That was actually a failure! A mere talent acquisition!" Even if the company sold for tens of millions of dollars and had millions of users. Usually, some irrelevant and dubiously sourced metrics are included, to demonstrate just how much of a "failure" the commenter thinks the founders are.
(For the unwary / spoiler alert: HumbledMBA is Jason Freedman's personal blog, it's popular on HN, and Jason recently started 42Floors, so this is basically a startup acquisition blog post parody. Unless I'm totally missing something.)
But really, great job with 42floors so far, Jason. The site is gorgeous, and I suspect the other critical moving parts of the business are equally fine-tuned. I'll be checking the new source from now on, and am looking forward to reading more great "humbled" content in the future.