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Max Conradt has thoughts on how talent has become a more tradable resource, and what this means in the long term about how companies will determine their location footprint:

I imagine the optimal solution is something like having a company’s top 2-3 layers of management in the same headquarters and individual contributors in an area within 2 hours of certain clusters. For example, some of the most talented software engineers in the world live in Western European countries and would never move to San Francisco, so if you need to hire from the top 1% or in a specialized area like database engineering, you need to employ people in the Paris/Amsterdam/Berlin time zone, and they would rarely have synchronous interactions with your people in the Bay Area.

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