Keep the Power: Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg

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He Poached the Best

Facebook has always had a knack for hiring talent away from its competitors, most notably Google and Apple. One company blog, Redfin, even went so far to suggest that one-fifth of Facebook's employees were formerly Google employees, noting that of 2,174 current Facebook employees with a LinkedIn profile, 378 cited Google." Among the most notable: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, who used to be Google's vice president of online operations and sales, and Bret Taylor, Facebook's CTO and the person responsible for the launch of Google Maps and Google Local.