Talent

by Tyler Cowen

Category: Business & Economics

Book Reviews

  • If you’re in the job of evaluating talent ( and almost of us are), I can’t endorse @tylercowen and @danielgross’s new book strongly enough. Written by two people who deeply understand human beings.Link to Tweet
  • An excellent new book from @danielgross and @tylercowen on how to hire great people: https://t.co/GvajYQ1Io0. Between them, they've seen how undergrad & grad programs, academic departments, YC, startups, Apple, and Pioneer do talent selection. Run, don't walk!Link to Tweet
  • @oldbooksguy @thogge Thank you, yes, I'm a huge fan of Dean Keith Simonton and recommend his books and papers to anyone interested in this topic. His work is probably the best on this topic. Also this book will be excellent: https://t.co/piK8cQUQALLink to Tweet

About Book

Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross's Talent offers strategies on how to spot, assess, woo, and retain highly talented people. How do you find talent with a creative spark? To what extent can you predict human creativity, or is human creativity something irreducible before our eyes, perhaps to be spotted or glimpsed by intuition, but unique each time it appears? The art and science of talent search get at exactly those questions. Renowned economist Tyler Cowen and venture capitalist and entrepreneur Daniel Gross guide the reader through the major scientific research areas relevant for talent search, including how to conduct an interview, how much to weigh intelligence, how to judge personality and match personality traits to jobs, how to evaluate talent in on-line interactions such as Zoom calls, why talented women are still undervalued and how to spot them, how to understand the special talents in people who have disabilities or supposed disabilities, and how to use delegated scouts to find talent. Identifying underrated, brilliant individuals is one of the simplest ways to give yourself an organizational edge, and this is the book that will show you how to do that. It is both for people searching for talent, and for those being searched and wish to understand how to better stand out.

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