'You Don't Need To Be A Genius, You Just Need To Look Like One'

Genius is rare, and often misidentified. But you don't need to be brilliant all the time to earn that label — just at the crucial moment.

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I heard this quotation from David Clinch of Storyful at a Google media briefing yesterday; he heard it from a former boss. So its origins are unclear, but its sentiment is worth noting. Consistent genius is a rarity, but do the right thing at the right time and you'll be able to wear the label, at least for a while. Just ask those Apple Store employees.


    Nice quote Angus.

    I'm not quite sure your apple genius example necessarily backs up your point... at the crucial moment. ; )

    Mind you, others say it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    In my case, I think I have just fulfilled my destiny...

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