News this morning that Wayin, a digital marketing software company, is acquiring U.K.-based interactive marketing platform EngageSciences. This would be a humdrum sort of an event, but for one thing — Wayin was co-founded and is currently run by Scott McNealy, the famed founder of Sun Microsystems.

Have no doubt about this: Despite claims of Silicon Valley and the tech industry generally being a meritocracy, the fact is that when an entrepreneur has been hyper-successful before, the odds are fairly good that success will be repeated. And no matter when, the press is always keen to hear stories about “the next gig” of these individuals.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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