Les Cowie has enjoyed a distinguished career working with venture capital groups in the USA over the last 27 years. He has been involved in the acquisition and development of medium to large businesses including manufacturing, commercial and service enterprises. This has led either to a successful sale of the business or to an IPO on US stock exchanges. In every case, the subsequent success of the business has depended on strict attention to process improvements and talent development. Les developed a practical methodology for organizational trainers to follow which helps them quickly analyze critical occupations, determine the minimum necessary training content required for initial talent development and deliver instruction through a combination of web-based videos and simple job-related simulators available to prospective employees via computer, digital pads or smart phones. The approach changes the role of instructors from being ‘talking heads’ to productivity coaches. While there is nothing new about the learning technologies and techniques he advocates, his combination and sequence for the occupation developer’s process is innovative and down-to-earth. When Les’ newly graduated daughter had to learn a new job in four days she used the 7 Steps Les teaches to Talent Developers. She shattered all records for learning a complex new job. Les then realized that every new job entrant should apply these 7 Steps to be quickly noticed as successful.