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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Delicious! Alexander Haislip in Tech Crunch on Instagram's purchase by Facebook and repurposes Prof. Kingsfield's "here's a dime" speech to explain why many other start-ups are now officially screwed



Harvard Law School Prof. Charles Kingsfield  (John Houseman) schools impetuous One L student James Hart (Timothy Bottoms) on the sudden bump on his career path. The Paper Chase -1973. http://youtu.be/_wOUMd3bMRI



Alexander Haislip in Tech Crunch examines Instagram's purchase by Facebook and essentially repurposes Prof. Charles Kingsfield's "here's a dime" speech to explain why many other start-ups are now officially screwed as a result of this deal.


"Here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming" a successful entrepreneur. 

And here's why...



Tech Crunch
An Open Letter To Those Not Employed At Instagram
Alexander Haislip
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Dear Non-Instagramers,
Sorry that you didn’t get bought out for $1 billion last week. That’s got to be a bummer. Kevin Systrom just made enough money to buy a boat big enough to make Larry Ellison jealous and you’re still living in a studio apartment.

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