Okay. I confess: I have been really busy (what a blessing) and have not had a chance to write much. But, I have had a chance to read, and I came across something else I wanted to share. Management-side employment lawyer, Jay Shepherd, has written a good article directed at employees: Eight Ways to Guarantee Yourself a Non-Compete Lawsuit. Pretty good advice. Because, in the end, beating your non-compete begins with not acting stupidly and dishonestly, and even if you have a non-compete that will never hold-up in court, being dishonest before you leave your job or taking stuff with you when you leave will make your non-compete the least of your problems. Remember you can delete, but you cannot hide.