a “game-changing acquisition” that would turn AOL into “a social media powerhouse.”New York Times (PDF here in case.)
That was then.
Here’s today. AOL just reported selling Bebo – for about $10 million dollars. A loss of oh,
And that is not counting the dozens of people who worked on it full time since they bought it, who were paid salaries, benefits, etc by AOL.
Bottom line: Big loud predictions of future success guarantee zip. Don’t talk. Just do. (If you succeed, there will we long lines of people waiting to find out blow by blow how you did it.)