Street Smart redefined

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Been thinking of what Insider Opinion's been suggesting:
The irony here is that law firms place so much clout on credentials like college and law school ranking, law review and class rank, vying to hire the best and the brightest of the top-tier law grads, only to have them report to a boss who went to the state university. And what's more, apparently the better credentials don't even help lawyers serve their "pedestrian" clients any better; 70 percent of corporate clients are disatisfied with their attorneys.
Here's what Jimbo Wales once said:
To me the key thing is getting it right. And if a person's really smart and they're doing fantastic work, I don't care if they're a high school kid or a Harvard professor.
And what J.C. Penny said:
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
Guess, they're right. Einstein was a Patent clerk, Truman was a tailor and both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates never finished their college.