“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
I found this Warren Buffett quote in this Inc. Magazine article back in 2018:
“If you could invest in only one of your fellow classmates, who would you choose? If you could buy, say, 10% of the future earnings of just one classmate, who would you choose? What would you look for?”
The idea is that you won’t just necessarily look at raw IQ, you’ll look at other personality attributes, such as drive, ambition, and hopefully other attributes like honesty and integrity.
While reading the excellent book, Programming Collective Intelligence recently, I decided to code up the first algorithm in the book using Scala instead of Python (which the book uses). This is a Euclidean distance algorithm, and it provides one way to compare two sets of data to each other, and attempts to score the similarity between the data sets.
Without any further introduction (and assuming you have the Collective Intelligence book), here's the Scala source code for the Euclidean distance algorithm as described in the book:
“A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw irrational emotion under control.”
~ Charlie Munger
One of the things you have to remember when working with human beings is that IQ is not the same as EQ, and they’re rarely equal. Some people have a horrible temper. One guy I know is smart, but he remains the biggest jerk I’ve ever met.
I remember hearing one time that when people are hurt in their childhood or teen years they stop developing emotionally at that point. So if they are somehow hurt when they are twelve years old, they can be thirty years old physically but only twelve emotionally. I don’t know if that’s 100% true, but it seems like it in some cases I know. (And the hard thing is that these people don’t know that they have these problems.)
Viv was created by two of the original creators of Siri, and their slogan is “Intelligence becomes a utility.”
(Meanwhile, I can’t even get a Drupal 8 migration project to work right.)
Can you grow the size of your brain through meditation? This image comes from a story titled, “Mind of the Meditator,” in the latest issue of Scientific American.