Is a Fungus Among Us?
Here are two stories about people working for two businesses—an employee in one and members of the board in the other—who knew a lot about their respective companies. Both allegedly annexed a core product and went into competition with it. Both cases have resulted in lawsuits and countersuits. A person that would do this to an employer is a fungus—a parasitic organism that obtains nourishment by locking onto a host and sucking it dry. What can you do if such a person is loose in your company? If you have an idea for a new product, do you develop it and then offer it