In 1997, 3 McKinsey consultants concluded that the very best companies were those that were obsessed with talent.
These performers hired as many top performers as possible. They rewarded them disproportionately, and pushed them into ever more senior positions.
Success in the modern economy requires “the talent mind-set”, they proclaimed.
In this classic article, Malcolm Gladwell argues that the talent mind-set in a wrong one. An organization’s intelligence is not simply a function of the intelligence of its employees.
It is more about System than about Stars!1