CBAC Economics and Public Policy Forum - The Talent Based Economy
February 25, 2015: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Please do the pre-reading to be posted two weeks before the event to prepare for our informal discussion group among peers. (Lunch is included in the price.)
Kopecky Schumacher Bleakley Rosenburg PC
203 N. LaSalle St.
A "talent economy" is one "in which highly specialized talent is the key asset of production for corporations, the linchpin asset, as opposed to a big, large labor force of well-organized but generally fungible labor where you could substitute one for another" (Roger Martin, who was recently published in HBR). How malleable is the concept of "talent" and who decides what talent is? Just how big is the "talent" premium and is it always justified? Does "talent" provide short-term or long-term benefits? Is the talent economy responsible for the growth in disparity of income or for the loss of jobs? Is talent that provides social or entertainment applications or financial services inherently more valuable to society? What are the short-term and long-term implications to society as a whole? Please review the articles on our website (posted two weeks before the event) to help inform you on the issues, then join us for a collegial discussion among peers over lunch.