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Height matters in the law department “altocracy,” or perhaps another tall tale?

That small people are stupider than tall people is, dare we say, the long and the short of it. According to the NY Times Book Rev., Nov. 5, 2006 at 8, two Princeton economists have researched this and concluded that “the reason taller people make more money is that they are smarter.” Altitude = aptitude.

The book being reviewed shows that “people unconsciously ascribe positive qualities to the tall: in addition to being deemed more intelligent, tall people are automatically considered more likable, more dependable and more commanding.” My recommendation: don’t slouch.

But perhaps all this is the height of folly? Where oh where are the benchmarks regarding the altitude of general counsel?

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