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Talent Wants To Be Free’ — A Look At Innovation In The Workplace

Aired 11/20/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Orly Lobel, law professor, University of San Diego, specializing in employment and labor law


Could innovation be suffering in our high-tech world of employment contracts, non-compete clauses and intellectual properties?

In her new book, University of San Diego law professor Orly Lobel suggests that for innovation to flourish — people must have the freedom to leave jobs, work for competitors and take skills and ideas they've developed away with them.

And the book proposes that the increasingly tight reign business is using on its employees, is actually making dynamic growth and change less likely in the marketplace.

Her book is called "Talent Wants To Be Free, Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids and Free Riding."

Talent Wants To Be Free by Orly Lobel

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