Talent Is Not A Number

One of the things I always look forward to is heading back to my alma mater, Wartburg College, to take part in Scholarship Day. The campus holds three of these days between November and February. High school seniors and juniors come to Wartburg to participate in several events and do interviews. The interviews are based…

Intelligent and Disillusioned

You know that person in your office, next door, or at the coffeehouse.  That extremely intelligent person who is so smart … …they are unable to break out of their “intelligence” hell. Intellectually brilliant and socially inept.  Unable to figure out.  Ted Kaczynski, Keith Olbermann, Bob Knight, and I come to mind.  Gifted, intelligent, and socially awkward.  We can recall information,…

Role Reversal

    “I’m the dumbest guy in the room.” – Ben Milne, CEO of Dwolla   Growing up, I was always the “smartest guy in the class”.  I knew more about current events, sports, and miscellaneous facts than all of the other kids in school.  One classmate asked if she could have my brain so…