When you consider an applicant or a promotion, you really want to ask,
"How smart are you?"The answer is closer than you think.
I'm working in a lab. A class of 5th graders is touring the facility
My boss, who is smart(?) gives a technical explanation to
a technical instrument to bewildered students
They come by me.
Have you ever heard of gravimetric testing?
I put 3 quarters on the counter
Suppose your friend wants to know how much her dog weighs, but it won't get on the scale
You say, "Pick up your dog & get on the scale."
You see they weigh 75 lbs
Then you say, "Put your dog down and get back on the scale."
You see she weighs 50 lbs
I move two quarters
How much does the dog weigh?
They all say, 25 lbs
A more complete test would be for me to put
3 dimes on the counter & ask them to explain
it to me
Smart is not how well people learn
Smart is how well people teach
I had a really great boss.
I asked each a questioned.
They both skipped the 2nd grade.
How did I know?
Both were brilliant teachers.
The Quotations of Slim Fairview
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