Microsoft focuses too much on IQ

Stephen Baker

Catching up on blog reading, I came across this recent piece in Linux Journal. Here Doc Searls upbraids Microsoft for focusing too much on a very narrow definition of intelligence, and giving far too much weight to IQ. In the tech world that I'm seeing, the keys to innovation include:
* curiosity
* knowledge of other cultures
* readiness to cross into different disciplines
* good communications skills
* mastery over at least one specialty
Hire someone who has those five covered, and you won't have to worry about IQ.

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