Are You “Scary Smart”?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 3, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Scary Smart–a term used for those with very high IQ’s–are in demand.

In Rich Karlgaard’s article in Forbes, “Scary Smart: The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry”, he discusses how many billionaires today were born with a 150 plus IQ and have math SAT skills at the 800 level. Familiar names such as: Bill Gates, Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google Founders) and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, are just a few of the Scary Smart folks among us. Certain people in the internet, biotechnology and algorithmic finance fall into the Scary Smart category too. It would seem being highly successful these days requires ridiculously high levels of IQ, creativity, and energy. But what does that have to do with the average job seeker today? A great deal.