Want a good salary and benefits? Get a job with the federal government -- or so the prevailing wisdom goes. But if you really want to take home more than the average Joe, get a job working for the state.
Watching which way the talent is flowing in Silicon Valley can tell investors a lot. Even if a big brain drain isn't a sure death knell for a major player, it can't be ignored. And during the last couple of years, a lot of talent has been draining out of Silicon Valley icon Google.