It takes more than high IQ

My name is Ash. I’ve been informally studying industrial anthropology (the study of people at work) for about 7 years.

I’ve held job titles ending in “Manager” for more than a decade now.

It’s time for me to put pen-to-paper for a topic I deeply care about – the plight of analytical thinkers like myself in the working world.

We are scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The world looks to us to change it for the better. And we want to.

But to make a difference, you need to first reach some level of success.

My concern is that analytical thinkers place too much emphasis on IQ and not enough on other success factors.

Does this get in the way of our career success? I think so.

I’ve met influential people who aren’t overly bright. Likewise I’ve seen incredibly bright people in the dregs of corporate hierarchy.

I want to get to the bottom of how we can change that.

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