A method by which the rapacious captains of Silicon Valley recruit crewmembers. Entrepreneurs fall asleep drunk on riches and wake up working for AOL. If your corporate practices can accurately be described by a word this ugly, there is something deeply wrong.

Poaching talent through the acqhire model isn't just for giant consumer-facing web services.

The douchebag who said this probably also said curated community, web 2.0, or punt.