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"The section on whether an expert specialist can move from one R&D company to a competitor without giving away trade secrets has so much relevance today.

In his time, Brooks referenced a latex specialist building spacesuits trying to change jobs, but blocked by an injunction. Today, you could conceive of something like this happening with Machine Learning PhDs switching jobs at tech companies."
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Matthew Royal is 84% done with Business Adventures: The section on whether an expert specialist can move from one R&D company to a competitor without giving away trade secrets has so much relevance today.

In his time, Brooks referenced a latex specialist building spacesuits trying to change jobs, but blocked by an injunction. Today, you could conceive of something like this happening with Machine Learning PhDs switching jobs at tech companies.
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