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Response to Saviolo (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:05 PM

36. No, you don't want the smartest person in the world

That's the last thing you want. Very smart people tend to be overly analytical and are always looking for more data before they decide. You want someone who is smart enough to know when he or she has enough data -- and then decides. You want someone who can quickly analyze the data and come up with the best solution.

The smartest person I've ever met was a philosophy professor from Oxford. I took a course with him and came out of every class with a headache. I admired him beyond belief, but I wouldn't want him to be president.

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