Talent Losers and Winners

This is a great graph from Top Prospect that shows how Silicon Valley companies are hiring talent from each other.

There are some limitations with the data (the data comes only from Top Prospect’s database, it doesn’t give a total workforce number) but what is interesting is that it shows where these companies fit in the hierarchy of ¬†preferences for engineers. ¬†Facebook and Linkedin are clearly the hottest at the moment just as Microsoft and Yahoo were previously. This isn’t a surprise: people look for good work and the excitement of being in a fast-growing company that is making a difference.