I thought I’d highlight Marco Arment’s incredibly candid post regarding the Tumblr acquisition by Yahoo!. If you haven’t yet seen it, do yourself a favor and check it out. You’ll get a good idea of what it was like to start a company that would go on to sell for more than a Billion dollars. At the end of the blog, he appears most candid:
I won’t make yacht-and-helicopter money from the acquisition, and I won’t be switching to dedicated day and night iPhones. But as long as I manage investments properly and don’t spend recklessly, Tumblr has given my family a strong safety net and given me the freedom to work on whatever I want. And that’s exactly what I plan to do.