Author Says Talent War Backfiring

U-T San Diego -- In her book “Talent Wants to Be Free,” Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, challenges conventional wisdom about what it takes to nurture innovation in the workplace and spur economic growth.

She identifies a “control mentality” in many companies that locks up employees and stifles creativity through the aggressive use of noncompete contracts and copyrights on inventions. She thinks bosses are too worried about “brain drain” to recognize the opportunities for “brain gain.” (Full Story

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