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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 31 2012: Well, I think that the question is quiet ambiguous. Why should Relentless Learners be identified? and What kind of support do they need? I suppose that you refer to the economical side, that these people should be given money so they invent tools. Or do you mean that society must help them to develop their abilities/knowledge?

    Whatever the case I don't think they need to be identified, as they actually show up all by themselves. If they have something to invent, it's pretty much probable that they will make the plan and search funding, and the best applications will get them... Think of "best" as the "most affordable, most practical, most commercial" invention around there.

    If you talk about abilities, they might seek help if they need, or look around for contests if they desire win rewards for it.

    So the only answer i can find is that government and the different economical systems should give more opportunities for anyone to submit their ideas. If a Relentless Learner needs help for something useful to be made, he'll find it. If he just wants to keep on learning, he'll find it easily. If he has a bad idea (unuseful, unaffordable) it shouldn't be made anyway.

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