Friday, May 20, 2016
SSRN sells out to Elsevier
They announced this this week and I just happened to run into it as I was reading a philosophy author who featured his SSRN page on his website so I went to take a look. Otherwise, I might not have seen it for months.
I used to work for SSRN, I worked for them for 14 years, one of the first people they hired. For many years, I was a true believer. I even had a small stake until they forced me to sell out. I had a difficult time the last few years for many unexplained and convoluted reasons.
But that was over more than six years so I can say. When I was working there, I was always very careful to never ever mention my employer though I did write about some of my experiences.
So they finally got a deal to sellout. Only took 22 years.