Worthwhile opinion piece this weekend from Wharton professor Adam Grant - "What Straight-A Students Get Wrong"
The evidence is clear: Academic excellence is not a strong predictor of career excellence. Across industries, research shows that the correlation between grades and job performance is modest in the first year after college and trivial within a handful of years...Academic grades rarely assess qualities like creativity, leadership and teamwork skills, or social, emotional and political intelligence. Yes, straight-A students master cramming information and regurgitating it on exams. But career success is rarely about finding the right solution to a problem -- it's more about finding the right problem to solve.
Interested in seeing how this is received by the bankers, consultants, and Harvard MBA applicants of the world where GPA is at a premium. Thoughts?
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