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Onlyness: A Trillion Dollar Opportunity

This research paper asks and answers the question, “What is untapped capacity of talent in our modern economy?” Capacity, the ability to create value, may or may not have a dollar sum attached to it or a physical product to show for it. While it is commonly understood that a vast variety of ideas, judgment, creativity, and passion, produces hidden capacity and related economic gain, there is not currently the framework to measure it. 

This paper, by Martin Prosperity Institute Fellow Nilofer Merchant and research associate Darren Karn, provides both a framework for measuring the potential capacity of workers as well as global economic sizing, two important dimensions that will forward our understanding of economic prosperity.  

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We thank Roger Martin and Melissa Pogue for their research support.