11/01/2011 | 12:24 pm
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I love the work in this area because it helps demonstrate how striking the huge waste of human resources is on this planet.
Either due to socio-economic status, factors like this with enrollment, or tons of other inefficiencies we are absolutely terrible at fitting people into tasks that suit them well.
Surely the natural aptitude for playing soccer is distributed fairly randomly amongst the population, and yet we understand our HR processes so little that we end up with this type of distribution on the back end.
It is the same in many other disciplines and is a huge waste of the most valuable resource on earth, cognitive ability.
This graphic is wrong, it should show higher proportions of players in the school year, not the calendar year!
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