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Post-Deal Best Practices In the Socialize Acquisition by ShareThis

This post is a work in progress, since we’re just now selling our company Socialize to ShareThis. I also wrote about how the experience feels, and what getting a deal done is like.

One of my goals is to ensure a successful outcome from the deal. I'll start by defining what I mean by "successful outcome:" That the combination of the two companies produces more value together than we would have been able to achieve alone.

The first thing I did was start writing an Integration Document with my co-founders when we signed the term sheet. This document laid out the specific goals of the acquisition, the resources we had at our disposal, and the key items we would need to request to achieve those goals. Once we had co-edited that document in Google Docs to a point where we were all satisfied with it, I shared it with the ShareThis executive team.

I had already discussed and gotten agreement from Kurt, the CEO, on what the main goals of the acquisition were pre-term sheet. In the integration document, I outlined how we were going to prioritize those goals, and what resources we were going to put into them to achieve the goals.

Learning to Socialize, for Unschoolers

On Unschoolery

By Leo Babauta

One of the first questions anyone has when we talk to them about unschooling (or homeschooling in general) is "How do they learn to socialize?" It was definitely one of our first questions.

This is a good question, and the honest answer is that while there are lots of good ways, I don't have the perfect solution here. It's also not as big a deal as most people might imagine.

But let's talk about some of the assumptions that most people make when they ask about socializing:

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