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So, when I want to buy a company, I raid it’s second tier staff first. Then have the purchasing, marketing, and sales people spread rumors of trouble. Gossip spreads like mad. There are always people that are looking for the next step up. Give it to them. Use the intel. Raid. Establish Relations. Buy the Company. You would think it wouldn’t work, but it depends on how you handle it. The principle problem organizations face is that very few people in any organization provide the talent that maintains competitive positioning. Talented people want to work for smart people who they can learn from, and achieve more by working for or with. If you catch those people, then the people who worked for and with them follow. Then the customers follow, then the company can be acquired at a discount. I have done this so many times that I can’t remember. I have built my companies largely through organic growth not acquisition, but I have built the staff largely through key recruiting and acquisition – because talent follows talent.