CHAPTER 9

The Talent Pipeline

How Can You Bring In the Right Talent and Move It throughout the Ecosystem?

The following account is an American story, but it has played out and repeated itself in many cultures and countries around the world. Why do we say this? Adventurous, curious, smart, and forward-thinking people of high energy and an enterprising nature can be found anywhere. This account just happens to be a well-documented one that many Americans know well:

When [Thomas] Jefferson took office in 1801, most of the United States population lived within 50 miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Knowledge of the western part of the continent was limited to what had been learned from French traders and fur trappers and Spanish and British explorers ...

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