Rahul Sood Holds Court on Voodoo, HP, and Competing With Apple
"When a company gets acquired it's absolutely critical that the larger entity maintains the culture and identity of the organization while thoughtfully blending the strategies and visions together. The number one reason strategic acquisitions fail is because there is a lack of patience and they forget about why they came together in the first place. There is nothing more important than patience when it comes to creating and fostering cultures of innovation."
I've known Rahul for quite a few years - I had Voodoo build more than a few PCs for me back in the '90s - and I've always admired his business savvy and intelligence when it comes to understanding success. This is an excellent article on some of the ways HP squandered their opportunity with the purchase of Voodooo.