Jonathan Wai

Jonathan Wai is a researcher at the Duke University Talent Identification Program and Case Western Reserve University and writes for Psychology Today.
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Your College Major is a Pretty Good Indication of How Smart You Are

February 5, 2015 Do students who choose to major in different fields have different academic aptitudes? This question is worth investigating for many reasons, including an understanding of what fields top students choose to pursue, the diversity of talent across various fields, and how this might reflect upon the majors and occupations a...

If You Want To Be Rich and Powerful, Majoring in STEM Is a Good Place to Start

July 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The standard narrative today is that science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) education is important because we need more data scientists, engineers, and STEM professionals. But promoting STEM education is critical for another reason: it teaches creative problem solving, which is widely applicable and more necessary than ever today. STEM...

How to Get Stuff Done: Make Your Lists Short and Strategic

May 6, 2014 Even Andrew Carnegie understood the power of making a list. In an anecdote detailed in the book, Good Strategy Bad Strategy, management guru Richard Rumelt writes: It was 1890, and there was a cocktail party here in Pittsburgh. All the movers and shakers were there, including Carnegie. He held court...