Human Resources: the Wealth of a Nation

Human Resources: the Wealth of a Nation

Human Resources: the Wealth of a Nation

Human Resources: the Wealth of a Nation

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During World War II almost two million young Americans of draft age were rejected for military service because of a mental or emotional defect, and another threequarters of a million were discharged from the Armed Forces for these same reasons while the war was still under way.

Just before he left his post as Chief of Staff of the United States Army to become president of Columbia University, General Eisenhower asked General Howard Snyder, "How can we develop a study that will reveal the shortcomings in American life which are responsible for [this] fact…?" The Conservation of Human Resources Project was organized in 1950 at Columbia University to seek answers to this as well as other important problems in the field of human resources.

Since I had worked at Columbia during the late nine-

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