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The Relentless Learner has become the most important person in the worldwide search for talent. How can we identify them?

Most relentless learners are independent learners. The take programs, attend events, go online and learn in as many ways as they can. And they learn because they are driven to know and know-how things are done. When that thing is related to their performance at work, they trump what is casually referred to as "talent" and leave static event-based degrees and certifications in the dust. Every great innovation and invention can be traced to a relentless learner, yet they are the least understood, rewarded and identified hidden asset an organization or field of study can have. How do we identify and support the relentless learners?


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  • Jul 27 2012: Are you searching for 'the founders'? The guys (and gals!) who don't 'think outside the box'. These are the *****ers who built 'the box' folks today are limited to (a cubicle?) Well, some of the 'founders' are still around, and they're funding the creation of today's 'box'.

    jpb.com should get you started in the right direction. When you're ready, sometime down the road... Show me your power...
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      Jul 28 2012: This is certainly a passionate response that needs more expression and more clarity. Please add more Qyv Qyv!
      • Jul 29 2012: I've already said too much. I hide in the shadows and nudge when I can. jpb.com, that guy really gets it. Qyv.com? Meh, just something I was working on a while back. TeamFSM is the current project.

      • Jul 30 2012: I think I need to find time to go read those 5,000 responses! I'm new to TED.

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