I’m just baffled how nobody in upper management noticed that the company had so many loyal people working, for a great CEO.
500/700 are mentally ready to leave openAI and a lot probably will.
Not to mention the cheap price for MSFT to basically fully takeover OpenAI.
Update: it’s now 670 out of 770 that are ready to leave. source: www.cnbc.com/2023/11/20/hundreds-of-openai-employees-threaten-to-follow-altman-to-microsoft-unless-board-resigns-reports-say.html
This situation has emphasized a key point: startups are worthless without the right people.
If OpenAI is unable to retain its staff, they will quickly lose their competitive advantage.
The AI world is shifting.
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