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Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:22 AM

 

Business people intelligence is overrated

I have been in business for many years and one thing that I have noticed is how overrated the intelligence is. The people who were the smartest in my h.s. went into different fields. Typically in tests they do not score that well and they usually can't write very well. They succeed in business and then get this cocky attitude.
Lawyers and Doctors and most people in the arts are significantly smarter.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:24 AM

1. Tell me about it. The Peter Principle and nepotism get people to the top, not imagination

and smarts.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:25 AM

2. In a corporation, the closer you are to the top the less work you do

 

Plain and simple

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

3. Depends on how you define "intelligence"

 


'Test smarts' and 'life smarts' are two very different things.

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Response to kctim (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:36 AM

5. sheer brainpower

 

business people are shrewd and many times ruthless but when it comes to pure intelligence they are not that smart. Whenever you hear the term "business is business" you know someone is getting screwed. This is the term that insulates them from any morality.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 10:45 AM

7. Scores do not measure intelligence

 

How you apply that brain power is what measures ones intelligence, not books or tests.

A "genius" who runs a failed business or starves in the woods is no more intelligent than the successful business person or the person who can survive in the woods.

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Response to kctim (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

8. I was just talking to a friend about this

 

and he is a lawyer who no longer practices and graduated from Villanova. His take for sheer brain power it is people who can master the physical sciences and that some lawyers are very smart but in reality it is an archaic language and that there is no "law" and that the law changes. However mastery of the physical sciences is sheer brain power. I tend to agree.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:32 AM

4. Well, like most such things, this has already been measured.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:40 AM

6. so many places i've worked were running on inertia, the ones in charge were just clueless...

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