Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Rare Find, The Rare Talent

Taylor Swift wasn't worth $15,000.00 per year to a big music label and they let her go. J.K. Rowling was passed over by at least four publishers rather than pay her a $5,000.00 advance. While these are two glaring examples, this pattern is repeated daily in business. Spotting exceptional talent takes a whole new way of thinking according to author George Anders. His book, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else, covers the pitfalls of benchmarks and explores how to assess those round pegs for square holes. It gives insight into companies that are nimble and innovative enough to look for new hiring paradigms. This book is fascinating and enlightening for both job-hunters and employers.


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