Why are many people who are very smart not also rich?

By | May 9, 2022

Both of my kids are smart. But only one will likely to be wealthy, I can see it already. They’re different kind of smart.

The older one is book smart: he loves history and arts, is technology savvy and can figure out very challenging problems. But he is also awkward and painfully shy. He is not motivated by money or fame. The best day for him is spent reading in a quiet, serene space.

The younger one can never sit still. He is constantly “opens businesses.” Moving, trying things. Challenging boundaries. He is street smart. When we were in Germany this summer, he tried to sell his drawings to German children for 5 euro each, without speaking a word of German.

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