Valedictorians — but not visionaries | Joanne

Most valedictorians don’t become “disruptive” innovators — or millionaires, reports The 74.
“[Valedictorians] do well, but they don’t go on to change the world or lead the world. School rewards people who follow the rules, not people who shake things up,” Eric Barker, author of Barking up the Wrong Tree, told Fox Business. “Academic grades correlate only loosely with intelligence,” he said. Instead, they reflect “self-discipline, conscientiousness, and the ability to comply with rules.”

“Valedictorians aren’t likely to be the future’s visionaries … they typically settle into the system…

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