The Rare Find: How Great Talent Stands Out

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Portfolio, 2011 - Ability - 276 pages
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The Rare Find by George Anders - the definitive work on winning the war for talent - now in paperback.How do venture capitalists pick winners like Apple? How do the FBI's hostage rescue team find agents for the world's toughest job? How do Hollywood casting agents and major sports scouts size up the best talent? There's a huge difference between the very best performers and everyone else; in terms of productivity there's a five-to-one gap. No one can afford to settle for mediocrity. So how do talent scouts in every field identify genius and put it to work? Talking to the world's best, most secretive talent scouts, George Anders found that they all share an intense belief in finding high achievers who can create big successes. These are the arenas where brilliant recruiting is most vital - and in The Rare Find Anders reveals how the rest of us can learn the hidden 'tells' that really matter. Pairing these frontline observations with cutting-edge research from psychiatrists, economists, recruiters and business strategists, Anders shows how anyone can hone the ability to recognize future greatness and discover tomorrow's stars.'Anders brings piercing intellect and persistent curiosity to examine the single most important leadership skill: finding and picking the right people' Jim Collins, author of Good to GreatGeorge Anders spent two decades as a top feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has also written for The New York Times, Parade, Fast Company, Smart Money and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of three previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, a biography of Carly Fiorina. He lives in northern California.

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Review: The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else

User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

There are some great stories and examples in this book that keep it moving along. Some great insights on how to assess people in general and not pass over them because they don't fit some pre-conceived mold. Applicable to how we judge people in everyday life, not just in a corporation. Read full review

Review: The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else

User Review  - Andreas Novio - Goodreads

This book has many gems for hiring managers and HR specialists. The writing is not so cogent in the beginning, only towards the mid part it starts to make sense. Read full review

About the author (2011)

George Anders spent two decades as a top feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has also written for The New York Times, Parade, Fast Company, Smart Money and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of three previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, a biography of Carly Fiorina. He lives in northern California.

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