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Winning the Global Talent Showdown by Edward E. Gordon

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CHAPTER 4EXPANDING THE TALENT POOL

Who says all those young graduates are going to be feckless, ill-disciplined and unwilling to work? Why do we presume older people have less to offer and that they have to be written off once the wrinkles and grey hair start to predominate? In a world of limited and diminishing natural resources, the waste of human talent we see today based on such prejudice is worse than a crime — it is a blunder.

—Stefan Stern, Management Guru

As we have seen, the worldwide supply of talent is drying up. Much of the world faces a grim labor-economic future caused by declining birthrates and the retirement of the enormous boomer generation with their STEM skills. In addition, generational work-life differences frequently ...

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