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Click2Learn and Docent are joining forces.

This message just arrived from Kevin Oakes, CEO of Click2Learn:

    It is my great pleasure to share with you some exciting and significant news.

    Today, we announced that Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) and Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT) have agreed to form a new company in a merger of equals transaction. The combination will bring together two of the strongest and most innovative business performance and learning management software companies to create a single company well positioned for long-term global leadership.

Congratulations, Kevin! And hats off to all my pals at Docent!

I'm much too tactful to comment on inter-faith marriages until after the reception, so Mazeltov! With rich uncles like Accenture, Deloitte, Exult, IBM, Microsoft, NEC, Primedia, Thomson Learning, and Paul Allen, this couple could go far.

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Rather than the bride taking the groom's name, or vice-versa, this is a wonderful opportunity for both of the newlyweds to drop their dorky names. "Docent" reeks of academia and musty museums. "Click2Learn" has that old unblended, dot-com feel. Maybe rename the company "Aspen," move everything up to Washington State, and make a tree the logo.

About a dozen years ago, I arrived in the Sierra south of Lake Tahoe just as the aspens were turning from dark green to brilliant yellow. Walking in the hills next to Sorenson's Lodge, I was surrounded by white-barked trees that resembled surreal torches.


Posted by Jay Cross at October 20, 2003 09:50 PM | TrackBack
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