Talent Tip #77: The New York Times: An Unlikely Ally in Helping Us Find Talent
If The New York Times is writing about you, you’re making a difference.
That’s what a friend in the liberty movement told me after The New York Times ran a story about Talent Market last week.
To the surprise of many, The Times described Talent Market in ways we can’t help but take as compliments:
- “Clients say Talent Market excels at finding hard-to-attract…staff members and at time-consuming searches for senior officials. But its greatest value may be in connecting far-flung organizations with talent they might not otherwise find.”
- “In many ways, [Talent Market] is the casting director for the…liberty movement.”
And my favorite:
- “…the visible hand for those who worship the invisible hand.”
Wow. That line almost feels like a group hug with The New York Times, Adam Smith, and Talent Market. Did I just enter an alternate universe?
Our only complaint was that Jon Caldara, our friend and President of the Independence Institute, got the lead photo. I mean, he’s jaw-droppingly handsome and all, but what about the folks who work at, um, Talent Market? To paraphrase a friend, including photos of the all-female staff at Talent Market would have blown the image of the male-dominated right wingers that The New York Times’ readers have come to know and love. Good point.
All kidding aside, the story has brought Talent Market to the attention of many free-marketeers who have an interest in joining the liberty movement. (Yes, apparently some of them read the NYT!) We’ve heard from people all across the country – and around the globe – who read the story and want to get involved. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be connected with our new friends.
And for this, we thank The Gray Lady. By putting Talent Market on the radar of an untold number of people who want to fight for liberty, the paper is helping us build a bench of talent that will make the world a freer and more prosperous place.