- The industrial-age corporation desires power, and sees acquisitions as a path to power.
- Most acquisitions (80%?) are considered failures.
- Acquisitions add to the number of products controlled by a company.
What if a company reversed its goal? Instead of trying to get bigger, it intentionally stays small. After it creates a product, it spins off a company for that product. The spinner gets money back from the spinoff, perhaps diminishing over time, and the spinner can go back to creating new products, unencumbered by the spinoff and its product. The spinner stays small, agile and innovative.