“I’m glad we’ve been acquired by [big company] but I worry about having enough resources now to get our job done.”
(said no one ever in the history of technology acquisitions)
The common thought is that big companies have more, not fewer, resources to apply to problems.
Why is it then that small companies like Day One, AgileBits, LevelUp, and Box support TouchID within 30 days or so of the GA iOS release, but big ones like Fidelity, Chase, or American Express do not?
Aren’t these smaller companies operating in resource scarcity relative to the bigger ones? How is it they can do more?
Trick is, it’s not “how” but “why” that you should be asking. Why can they do more?
It reminds me of the dating advice I can’t wait to give my kids. “It doesn’t matter what she says. How does she spend her time? Does she call or make plans with you? Then she likes you. If not, she’s just not that into you.”