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Agile Talent by Norm Smallwood, Jon Younger

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Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Agile Talent

Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

Nearly all contemporary organizations are increasing their use of talent from the outside—by engaging individuals, teams, and even firms in nontraditional work relationships and alternate forms of employment—for strategic ends. Insurance companies Munich Re and AIG utilize external meteorological experts to better factor weather into the assessment of risk. Google and Intel rely on experts in social science and biomechanics to develop transformative products by better understanding how people think about and use technology. The Times of India works regularly with external advisers and educational institutions like the Indian School of Business (ISB) ...

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