Microsoft said last week that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the largest in Microsoft’s history, unites two companies in different businesses: one a big maker of software tools, the other the largest business-oriented social networking site, with more than 400 million members globally.
As you would expect, there’s been a lot of hot takes related to the reasons from the acquisition, the potential of the deal and what happens next. See my postfor 3 ways Microsoft could change the corporate talent scene with LinkedIn by clicking here. For the most part, everyone’s guessing about the impact and what’s next.
That’s why this post from John Sumser was my favorite take on the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal. You can always count on John to get deeper than most observers. Observe and learn:
Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.