I was reading a few stories today of people who ran independent websites where a larger corporation came in and offered them millions of dollars to take it over. As you may expect, this would turn the smaller site into something more corporate where the content would probably have to appease to the advisers more. As a result, the offer was rejected based on the notion of wanting to maintain integrity for the site.
This then raised a conversation on how everyone should just take the money and not look back. I was thinking about this and the funny thing is it immediately made me think of companies that pay a ridiculous amount of money to buyout a studio only to then see all the talent quit and move elsewhere. Assuming it was mainly the talent you thought you would be getting to keep dishing out great products this would essentially make it like you overpaid for a piece of real estate.
That’s what I was thinking in this case on whether or not the person was in the same situation. Of course some people have non-compete clauses as a stipulation. But in terms of financial benefit and continuing what you love elsewhere maybe it’s not such a bad thing to think about at times as opposed to basing it highly on emotions and trying to maintain a tradition.