Why You Should Give Your Team Lots Of Equity

“Would you mind telling me your stock option plan at Maxim?” Carlos, the VP HR at Micrel asked me. “I want to do some benchmarking.” I had just joined the company as General Manager of one of three divisions the company had, so I was glad to help.

I walked Carlos through the grants I received every year I was at Maxim. There were 11 years of stock option grants. After I finished telling Carlos the grants I received, he said to me, “Is this really true?”