Google Paid Top Talent So Much That They Quit
When Google starts a new business venture, they tend to give huge bonuses for employees to stay and invent. These bonuses are based on the perceived value of the new venture. Needless to say, autonomous cars is a hot commodity today, and the Google employees working in the new Waymo division were well compensated. The bonuses were so ridiculous that employees coined the term "F-you money." They even received compensation as investments into the company and multipliers based on periodic evaluations. Some became millionaires on a product that still has years of R&D left before it can come to market!
This sounds like a great concept in theory, but in reality it has caused these employees to quit the company altogether. It seems that paying employees so well that they are financially independent means that they will leave and start their own companies, or work for someone else if a leadership change comes along.