Malcolm Gladwell is definitely one of my heroes. Here's his latest piece from the New Yorker on The Talent Myth and its effect on Enron.
When I was a headhunter, people were always saying things like "it's a war for talent out there," "talent-centric is the way forward", "it's the talent, stupid", "our people are not so much consultants as talent managers" and other such patently riduclous balderdash. Or so I felt at the time. I hate to say I told you so, but I feel vindicated, in some way.