Originally Posted by Missileer
Deerslayer, that's pretty much the way I think about education except first, I look for character, then common sense problem solving, then, of course intelligence does count for something. Some people have to try harder than others because there are "naturals" out there in every walk of life. Such as someone who has never played a game like pool, but cleans everyone's clock. That's the natural talent that people describe as luck. It is pretty much the same in business. The Ross Perots and Bill Gates' had a step up on everyone when they started designing software. Couple that with hard work and devotion to your work and you're a multi-millionaire before you're old enough to retire.
Then again, you can weed out the unmotivated ones rather quickly by making a parachute jump. That would, IMHO, do a lot for many corporations (can we say Jack Grubman?
True, there are naturals in every field- if at first you don't succeed, then dealing with pitbulls just isn't for you
Learned that the hard way, and I am reminded right now by the scars on my shoulder. No pain, well... no pain