Orly Lobel is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and founding faculty member of the Center for Intellectual Property and Markets. Her latest book is Talent Wants to be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free-Riding (Yale University Press, September 2013).
According to the 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers CEO Survey, talent and the shortage in key skills dominate the concerns of most CEOs. Without talent, even the best ideas can’t be realized. And everyone agrees there is a talent drought.
Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.