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cost of employee acquisition

$1.3 billion divided by 64 people is $20,312,500 per person.

Not even IBM will pay that much for a young employee. Or OpenAI.

Why didn't Databricks just head-hunt any number of AI "experts" from a number of companies, rather than over-pay for this one little boutique developer?

We're not yet at the level where taxi-drivers are giving AI-developer advice (*), but it's getting close.

(*) Paraphrasing Joe Kennedy, circa 1928.

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