“[Recruiters] show a `preference for potential’. That is, they will choose someone unproven for whom they think glory may lie ahead, over someone who can demonstrate a glorious past.” (Talent versus hard work – – Best or Keegan? [The Economist])

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21679803-recruiters-and-investors-think-talent-counts-more-determination-best-or-keegan

I like the way this article frames the question:  “IT MIGHT be described as the “George Best versus Kevin Keegan” question. In their day, each was considered the finest footballer in Europe. But the first was a natural talent for whom the game came easily. The second was less gifted but reached the top through unstinting determination. Which would represent the better signing?”

I’d heard of Best, but don’t know much about him, and had never heard of Keegan.  So, I took at look at a couple of videos.

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