March 25, 2022
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M&A Can Be Exciting, but There’s a Right Way and a Tricky Way To Do It

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the more exciting opportunities in business. If you’re the acquired, you get to walk away with money (especially as the founder). And if you’re the acquirer, you suddenly have a new piece to add to your multitude of offerings. There are so many publications and investment bankers get paid so well because M&A is lucrative.

However, mergers and acquisitions are not nearly as successful as the excitement might show. According to Harvard Business Review from 2011:

Ben Clymer is founder and CEO of Hodinkee, a media and commerce company dedicated to the luxury watch market. What started as a personal blog thanks to a watch from his grandfather has turned into a highly respected business that can sell millions of dollars in watches in minutes.

In this episode, we went through the many different facets of the business, but a few things jumped out to me…

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