Talking Talent with Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross

A discussion of Tyler & Daniel's new book: "Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World"

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How do you identify underrated individuals or predict human creativity? How can you make yourself stand out to recruiters searching for someone with your particular spark? Join renowned economist Tyler Cowen and venture capitalist and entrepreneur Daniel Gross as they discusses their new book, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World with Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan live at The Pearl in San Francisco.

Tyler and Daniel will hold a book signing after the interview, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

About the Authors

Tyler Cowen (Ph.D.) holds the Holbert C. Harris chair in economics at George Mason University. He is the author of Discover Your Inner Economist (2007), Create Your Own Economy (2009), the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation (2011), An Economist Gets Lunch (2012), Average is Over (2013), and a number of academic books. He writes the most read economics blog worldwide, He has written regularly for The New York Times and contributes to a wide number of newspapers and periodicals.

Daniel Gross is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. At 18, he was accepted into Y-Combinator, the youngest founder ever at the time. He founded Cue, an AI-powered search engine, which was acquired by Apple in 2013. In 2018, Daniel founded Pioneer, a search engine for the millions of “Lost Einstein’s” ― extraordinarily creative people around the world who have the talent, but lack opportunity.

About the Interview Host

Shruti Rajagopalan is Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center and a Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law. She leads the Indian political economy research and Emergent Ventures India at Mercatus. Shruti also hosts the Ideas of India podcast.