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Talent Development Is Like Farming

Unlike tangible products manufactured in factories and later acquired by passive consumers, the real products of talent development are knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Tue Mar 31 2015


We live in a high-tech, high-speed age in which virtually everything we want is available in no time at all. When we have to have it now, we can run out to bricks and mortar stores that never close. For those who prefer to shop from home, online retailers with lightning-fast distribution channels work around the clock to ensure consumers can acquire almost anything they desire overnight and with free shipping. Let’s be honest. We want what we want when we want it, and we have been conditioned to expect our desire for immediate gratification to be fulfilled in less time than it takes to double-click or swipe our credit card. So it’s no wonder some people think talent development works that way, too.

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