The Rare Find

The Rare Find

Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else


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  • Audiobook Download
  • ISBN 9781101564516
  • 505 Minutes (Verify)
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

A journalistic quest to discover the secrets of the best talent hunters, revealing how they spot superstars before anybody else.

Why are some people so much better than everyone else at spotting future stars? How do the best talent pickers in any field recognize future greatness-the subtle and reliable tells that indicate the potential for top performance?

George Anders set out to find the best talent hunters in the worlds of business, sports, pop music, movies, venture capital, academia, medical research, and the military. As radically different as these fields may seem, all share an intense belief in the importance of finding high achievers. Anders reveals some surprising insights as he explores, for example:

• How Hollywood casting agents size up candidates
• How venture capitalists pick winners like Apple and Google
• How the army’s special forces culls top recruits

Anders pairs his frontline observations with the rapidly expanding research findings of psychiatrists, economists, recruiters, and business strategists. He offers powerful tools that can help anyone tasked with tracking down tomorrow’s talent. The Rare Find shows how anyone hone the ability to recognize future greatness.

Praise

“George Anders is himself a rare find. A superb writer, he brings piercing intellect and persistent curiosity to examine the single most important leadership skill: finding and picking the right people. By turning his own talent upon this vital and elusive question, Anders has done a great service.”

—Jim Collins, author of How the Mighty Fall and Good to Great

 

“How do you find brilliant performers? The first step is to read this remarkable, groundbreaking, profoundly useful book—which is not so much a book as a detailed map of the newly revealed landscape of modern talent hunting. Quite simply, the best book on the subject I’ve ever read.”

—Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code

 

“George Anders combines deep reporting, vivid storytelling, and keen analysis to help unravel the mysteries of talent. Whether you’re running a large organization or managing a small team, The Rare Find is that rare book—a must-read.”

—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

 

“George Anders finds the deep truth about choosing people right. You’ll never make these supremely important decisions the same way again.”

—Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated

 

“Resilience, curiosity, and self-reliance are strengths that don’t show up in HR hiring manuals. In The Rare Find, George Anders shows that they lead to fresh ways to hunt for talent. More power to him for daring to advocate that which is not obvious.”

—Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation and author of Only the Paranoid Survive

 

“Well researched, useful, and entertaining . . . The book not only shows how to find and hire top talent, it also provides valuable advice for anyone looking to enhance his or her own performance.”

—Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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