Genius and “Stuff”

by Larry Emmott on November 25, 2009

in General

The quoted part of the article below takes a look at the “Stuff vs. Solutions” idea from the opposite end. What I see is that many, if not most, of the problems dental offices have with technology are not  problems with the “stuff” that  is the software or the sensor but problems with the “solution” that is the training and implementation. No matter how good the technology if you do not use it well you will never get full value from your investment.

The linked article is about “genius” and makes the point that even the best of minds can be limited by a lack of facilities.

Someone could be a “genius” race car driver Schumacher but if you are driving a Pinto and your opponent is driving a Ferrari then the guy in the Pinto will lose.

via Next Big Future.

The article also contained this blurb which I found extremely interesting.

The dominate, rigorously researched, and documented answer (who had the highest IQ) is German polymath Johann von Goethe (IQ = 210), second to Shakespeare in literature, with a vocabulary of over 90,000 words, inspiration to Darwin, with his theories on maxilla bone evolution, mental compatriot to Newton, with his theory of colors, and founder of the science of human chemistry, with his 1809 treatise Elective Affinities, wherein a human chemical reaction view of life is presented, some two-hundred years ahead of its time.

Other individuals, to note, can be found to have had stated IQs above 210 (either verbalized, e.g. Leonardo da Vinci (IQ = 225) or William Sidis (IQ = 250-300),

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