Vanity Fair is running a great profile about the Instagram acquisition. What really jumped was the interaction with Mark Zuckerburg. The acquisition happened because he wouldn’t take “no” for an answer, and laid out a vision as well as a plan of action for Instagram:
Systrom was overwhelmed by Zuckerberg’s massive offer and intensity, which blurred his focus on keeping Instagram independent. “I’m not sure what changed my mind, but he presented an entire plan of action […]
A visionary that knows how to put it into action is dangerous, and even though Facebook might seem to be grasping at straws at times, we really shouldn’t underestimate Zuckerburg’s bigger vision.