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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Posted by Tanstaafl
Asymmetrical Information: How dumb is our president?:

There's an assumption among the humanities types I run with that lacking the particular things that make you good at being a journalist, a professor, or an analyst, such as interest in academic research and discussions, good research skills, a good prose style and a quick tongue, are what make you good at any important job, and especially a president's job. But Jimmy Carter had a PhD and he was a hopeless ditherer. Harry Truman was not particularly bright, and he desegregated the damn military. Leadership is not an academic excercise.

Jane Galt makes some good points about the different skills required to lead Businesses and to do well in Academia.


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