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.