Corporate Alumni Networks

The Mutual Benefits of Lifelong Alliance

LinkedIn. Tesla. YouTube. Yelp. Yammer. SpaceX. What do all these companies have in common?

They’re not just examples of innovation and massive financial success. All of them were founded by the alumni of a single company: PayPal.

Lifetime employment might be over, but a lifetime relationship remains the ideal, and as the alumni of PayPal know better than anyone, it can be extremely valuable. Unlike the free agency model, the alliance can and should persist even after an employee’s final tour of duty. Typically, both company and employee aren’t getting as much as they could from a strong corporate alumni relationship. As you’ll see, despite evidence of pent-up demand for ...

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