What We’re Reading: October 11, 2017

These are the top talent stories we're reading from around the web.

Boards of directors say few people are qualified to fill the job of CEO, according to The Wall Street Journal, and the problem is particularly profound in the technology sector.

What country’s workers are most productive? Quartz’s chart of the day has the answer.

This startup is betting big on startup talent from Africa, reports The New York Times.

Why more formal, less “fun,” office cultures would be good for everybody, according to Business Insider.

Finally, do you need a formal degree? Or will an online course, or MOOC, do? Harvard Business Review explores.