A million dollars isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A billion dollars. ~ Sean Parker in the Social Network
You know what else is cool? Being able to tell Google who not to hire:
Okay, sure, doesn’t sound so cool now, but Jobs was predictably trying to control as much value (other people’s labor and mind share in this case) as possible. As least Jobs thought it was cool:
Alan [at Google],
We’d strongly prefer that you not hire these guys [former Apple employees in Paris].