Insurance on purpose: Disrupt to attract next generation industry talent

Oct 09, 2017
Insurance on purpose: Disrupt to attract next generation industry talent
From: XL Catlin, September 25, 2017

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I recently met with a talented job candidate. She was finishing up her MBA at Harvard and we discussed her dissertation. It was aimed at disrupting the insurance industry. She told me the majority of her fellow grad students were doing the same thing.

While it’s great to hear how up and coming talent are excited about the insurance industry, I admit it made me a bit unsettled. After all, she was describing how some of the brightest young graduates are hell-bent on disrupting an industry most of us have spent our entire careers building.

I felt like I had a big target on my back. But after thinking about it more, I decided I am ready to embrace the disruption. And, as an industry, we need to get a little rattled. Why?

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