This quote that Amish Jani tweeted out a few days ago resonated as being in line with this blog’s Antonio Gates theory of talent search/elevation.
It’s really easy to get on a bandwagon and cheer. The truly talented recognize potential before it’s actuated.
For my money, network forms of talent search/elevation/validation are the true radical movement in Web 2.0, inspired by, but ultimately with even more foundation-shifting potential than pure social.
We live in a hackathon-inspired world (github for computer code, behance for design, Kindle publishing for books, Kickstarter for art, design projects, Sidetour for experiences, etc., etc.) where “ability to do” should matter more than the artifacts such as a brand name of firm or school or resume that traditionally intermediated the talent/client relationship.