The Epistemist

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What matters

January 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · uncategorized

“Intelligence, academic performance, and prestigious schools don’t correlate well with fulfillment, or even with outstanding accomplishment. The traits that do make a difference are poorly understood, and can’t be taught in a classroom, no matter what the tuition: the ability to understand and inspire people; to read situations and discern the underlying patterns; to build trusting relationships; to recognize and correct one’s shortcomings; to imagine alternate futures. ”   David Brooks, Social Animal, The New Yorker,  January 17, 2011.


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  • David Kay

    Brilliant! Although I confess, I’m kind of a Brooksie groupie.

    I’m delighted to see you post again. I was just reading about epistemology today in ttp:// and thought about you! Have you read this?

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