How Smart Are You?

There is A GINORMOUS cultural bias that hurts us tremendously.

Errr … perhaps there is more than one. But there is at least one.

That bias is that only smart people are worthy of respect.

The problem with this bias is that when we pretend to be smart, we stop learning. We close off the possibility that we do not understand stuff around us.  Instead, we spend our time keeping up the pretense.

This is not a call for all of us to start acting like idiots. it is instead a call to start from the proposition that humans all have pretty much the same native intellectual capacity. The differences between us are in how well we use those capacities over time — the more we use them., the more we grow.

This is the growth mindset. The starting point for strategic thinking.

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