B- students with heart will run the world.

We were delighted to read a new study (See below) asserting that valedictorians aren’t usually the most economically successful folks over the long term. According to Boston College’s Karen Arnold, it’s because they’re good at following the rules ─ perhaps too good as it turns out. Conversely, a preponderance of American millionaires sported college GPAs of just 2.9, but plenty of grit and disrespect for boundaries. Still, past performance doesn’t mean much moving forward given the torrid pace of innovation. That’s why we liked this piece asserting that the future is brighter for workers who possess a high degree of emotional skills (where computers don’t yet shine), especially in fields like law enforcement and medicine. We’d throw in wealth management and insurance too.