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Congrats, you singlehandedly killed any desire for anyone to ever want to acquire your business. Who would possibly want to buy a business where the founder is ready to abandon ship as quickly as possible?

Pretty much every big company who acquires a smaller company, slaps a pair of golden handcuffs on the founders, and then proceeds to strip them of any power or responsibility. And that seems to be a fairly prevalent theme, especially with companies like Yahoo.

If they thought the founder would just get in the way otherwise, and they had grander plans for an established user/code-base?

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