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What Your IQ Means

Neha Ramu says her IQ should not count for much. It takes a smart person to know that. Neha, 13, scored the highest possible score on the Mensa IQ test, higher than Einstein or astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. She refuses any comparison to them. “Stephen Hawking and Albert Eistenstein, they’ve achieved so much that I couldn’t […]

How Much of Your Future Can You Control?

The other day on TV, a baseball expert used the phrase “projectable body” to describe a player taken in the recent draft. By “projectable body,” the expert meant a body that, while not yet developed, will likely grow to become what’s needed in the big leagues. That’s what the draft is all about. It’s not […]

What Is Ability?

Yesterday, Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game — only the 18th in the 133-year history of big-league baseball. This masterpiece added to lustre to a resume that seems to grow in stature every year. Buehrle pitched a no-hitter in 2007, won a World Series title, and was the winning pitcher […]

Attitude or Talent?

“Success is due less to ability than to zeal.”  — Charles Buxton As Opening Day of baseball season draws near, Mike Piazza enters his second year of retirement, bringing him one year closer to induction into the Hall of Fame. (According to Hall of Fame rules, a player must be retired for five years to […]