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How to Succeed in 2007
We asked 50 of the brightest minds in business how they do what they do - and how you can cash in on their advice in the year ahead.
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Joe Kraus
Joe Kraus
Co-founder and CEO, JotSpot
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I would say don't try. Trying to be acquisition bait is the surest way of not being acquired. If you try to build a company that is fully independent and has a successful business model, that is the way to increase your chances of being acquired. If you don't have options, buyers know it. I say that generically. You have to create options for yourself as an entrepreneur, and the way you create options is to create a stand-alone company.
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