Web 2.0 Buyouts: Butchers vs. Farmers

"As Web 2.0 Buying Season winds down, it is pleasant to consider what was different about it. This time, for the most part, the buyers have been farmers, not butchers. They bought to nurture, not to kill... I worked at other places over the years. The great ones were small and created their own cultures. The not-so-great ones had almost always been good until they got too big."