A company — even a huge one like Microsoft — is only its people. If they place such extreme value on a number, what value do they place on other essences such as humanity, empathy, and joy? What moves them to go to work and create, build and surprise?
That quote above is one that companies, managers, and recruiters should pay attention to and should be asking themselves about their own organizations. It should never be about valuations or line items on a spreadsheet…while they are important yes…they are not the be all to end all. IT IS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ABOUT PEOPLE!!!