Riding closely on the tails of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ben and David cover Disney's 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm. In the episode, they mention Walt Disney's original flywheel diagram, seen below.
Startup exits are often celebrated, and then forgotten. But coded in each outcome are lessons, not just about the deal itself, but the course of business & technology innovation. Acquired looks back at the stories behind the deals—what waves were breaking that enabled an underdog to capture a zeitgeist? Can that magic endure as part of a larger organization? And most importantly, why?
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