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Response to Bijan

Bijan Sabet responded to my recent post about non-competes with his thoughts on unilateral disarmament -- companies no longer requiring their employees to sign non-competes and using that as a competitive hiring advantage.

I think that philosophically the environment will be better when non-competes are gone and companies can take advantage of the freer movement of employees.  However, until then, investors still have to take advantage of local laws to protect their investments.  I think that a narrowly crafted non-compete should be something you can sell to a prospective employee.  Until that becomes impractical in the marketplace, I would stick to that to protect my investment.  If Bijan and Nabeel are at the forefront of a wave of the lowering of the non-compete bar, things may change quickly.


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