a few years back about 10 years ago a speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Conference saying there were two types of organizations that see huge gains.
- The organization that buys talent. (Like when the Florida Marlins won the World Series)
- The organization that grows talent. (The speaker compared that to the farm system of the Boston Red Sox.)
The implications were simple. You could go out and buy talent and win in the short-term or you could build an organization that cultivates talent.