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Talent – for math, science, music, sports, finance, you name it – is evenly distributed around the world, even at its most rarefied levels. Opportunity, however, is not. This leaves a significant space to engage underutilized talent if we can make opportunity portable and match it with talent in ways that are less random. I’ve experienced this in my own life. In the 1970s, my family left the Soviet Union for the US. The Soviet schools I attended were quite good (and Russian schools still are, particularly in math and science), but opportunities were rare, particularly for the kind of computer science and finance that I was able to pursue in America. I believe that today, for the first tim... Full story

18 January