About.me and Dell going solo

…well, sort of. About.me buys itself back from AOL and Dell buys itself out of the stock market. It seems being your own boss is tempting even for a large PC maker as Dell.

A trend? Not sure. But it could be that you lose agility and speed if you’re tied to a big owner or the tight rules of the stock market. Research has shown that companies get less innovative post IPO.

Disruptive innovation requires the freedom to make radical decisions. Don’t let your owner structure hold you back.