This Is the Number 1 Sign of High Intelligence, According to Steve Jobs

School smart and real-world smart are, as we all know, not the same thing. It’s perfectly possible to ace every test in college and struggle in life after you graduate. So if academic grades aren’t enough to prove a person is smart, how do the world’s most successful people spot the truly, practically intelligent? 

Jeff Bezos looks for the ability to change your mind frequently. Elon Musk is all about examining skills over credentials. Steve Jobs, however, took another approach. 

The legendary Apple co-founder laid out how he defines real intelligence in a talk to the Academy of Achievement way back in 1982 (hat tip to Alan Trapulionis). According to Jobs, the key to being truly smart isn’t deep expertise in one field, but instead the ability to make unexpected connections between fields. 

Breadth beats depth. 

“A lot of [what it means to be smart] is the ability to zoom

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NCHSAA expected to increase number of athletes allowed to participate in workouts next week

— The N.C. High School Athletic Association will be releasing new guidelines for off season skill development after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced earlier this week that the state will move to Phase 2.5 of the state’s reopening plan.

According to the email to membership, the new guidelines will be released and go into effect on Sept. 8, with other updates being shared at that time as well.

Cooper’s new guidelines allow more people to congregate in one place — a maximum of 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Currently, NCHSAA guidelines limit capability of workouts to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. To read the current guidelines, click here.

NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker gave a presentation to the State Board of Education on Thursday morning as well. In her presentation, she said the new guidelines mean the association will

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ADP Jobs Number Increasing Divergence From Reality

It’s always like that.

Just as the thing you lost is found in the last place you look so economic statistics start to go a bit funny just when you want to use them. We even have Goodhart’s Law about this – when a measure becomes a target it ceases to be a good measure. Sure, not entirely the same but containing the same exasperation with the universe as the first two.

So it is with certain of our estimations of what unemployment is going to be. We have the weekly initial claims numbers, allied with that we have an estimation of the unemployment rate. Then we’ve the monthly jobs numbers which we take to be the accurate ones. The monthly ones are preceded by the ADP numbers which are projections from their payroll customers over the rest of the working economy. All of our different numbers use different sources

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