<a href="http://beyondbridges.net/2016/06/microsoft-buying-linkedin/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-719" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/linkedin-jedi.jpg" alt="linkedin-jedi" width="575" height="270" />I wrote a quick post about Microsoft and LinkedIN yesterday</a>, and then updated it with a couple of humorous comments. Since then the world has (inevitably) burst forth with a lot of opinions as to what it all means. And of course the stock market reacted accordingly. I too have had time to think and assemble some thoughts.

The immediate comment that has emerged is the age old – ‘Microsoft have a bad history of acquisitions’ – good luck with that.

I touched on it myself (remembering the ghosts of Skype, Yammer and Groove along the way), but went on to remind that the bad history of acquisitions isn’t about the company per se, but about the people that made the decision – and then execute. I wrote; Continue reading