1. How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

    How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

    Court documents reveal the anti-competitive hiring practices imposed by Apple on other Silicon Valley stalwarts were the norm for years.

    Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest innovators of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

    Some background The cost of collusion
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    1. If you [Sergey Brin] hire a single one of these people that means war.
    2. If I tell Steve [Jobs] it's open season (other than senior managers), he will deliberately poach Adobe just to prove a point.
    3. This is an exceptionally well-documented anti-trust case from the plaintiff's perspective.
    4. This is not how you attract people to a field with a massive shortage of workers.
    5. It is very important for these companies and individuals that they be allowed to switch jobs like anyone else, and efforts to limit them is bad for both the companies and the engineers.
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