Myths about scarcity have driven monopolies from time immemorial. A current myth is that there is a scarcity of talent. There isn’t. There’s an abundance of talent. It isn’t buried where it needs digging out by consultants who are wiser than the rest of us. It’s all around. Sure, it needs nurturing but it isn’t rarer than truffles for those who have eyes to see. It’s like the “engagement” that sends recruitment agencies into paroxysms of ecstasy. Engaged people are all around, like primroses in spring. They just need engaging.