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For lawyers, brains and creativity show no statistical correlation

Richard Ogle, Smart World: Breakthrough Creativity and the New Science of Ideas (Harv. Bus. School 2007) at 15, cites research that surprises me. “Beyond the level of 115 [IQ], there is no observable correlation between intelligence and creativity.”

I have assumed that smarter people, whatever being smart entails, are more likely to come up with novel ideas. Most of my posts on creativity and innovation take that for granted (See my post of May 24, 2010: innovation and creativity with 6 metaposts.). Apparently I created that mis-connection. Someone with a mean streak could say I have not been so smart.

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