It seems acceptable, even preferable to be ignorant these days. Once upon a time an elite education was seen as an achievement, whereas nowadays we lionize the opposite. When else could a Sarah Palin be a valid candidate for an incredibly important position? She's poured scorn on the 'elite' as if knowledge and ability were somehow dangerous and not to be trusted. Once upon a time we wanted our leaders to be qualified, to be sophisticated and well rounded... what happened? The corollary for this site is uneducated, unqualified people posting wild postulations about things and claiming they have a base in science when they do not. People post conclusions based on a flawed premise and are bewildered when challenged on same as they have never bumped into the phrase 'intellectual rigour'. Some people need to see critical thinking as a positive and not as a threat.
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
The next gold rush might take place in our sewers.
- Even though we think of it as exceedingly rare, gold can be found all around us.
- The trouble is, most of the gold is hard to get at; its too diluted in our waste or ocean waters to effectively extract.
- This new technique quickly, easily, and reliably extracts gold from most liquids.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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