Who’s the greatest innovator of all time? Despite their fondness for smartphones and social networking, young Americans still say it’s the guy largely responsible for electric lighting.
That’s just one conclusion from this year’s Lemelson-MIT Innovation Index, which surveys Americans 16 to 25 and gauges their attitudes to invention. This year’s results also suggest they’d like more opportunities to hone their abilities in the area: 80% expressed interest in courses or training to hone their creativity. (h/t Mashable)
THIS IS INSANITY. What’s next, autobots and autopilot drones taking up the entire world as we know it and defeating the entire purpose of maintaining large numbers of troops.
Need better talent? Shake up your hiring process.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Anders has a theory about talent, detailed in his latest book, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. Companies are focused on their short-term needs, rather than thinking big and keeping their eyes open for the people who’ll really drive the business forward. We explored the topic with him in a recent phone interview. Here’s part two of our discussion.How does one innovate in the talent search field?