Dr Boyce Watkins: Here’s why most valedictorians never become millionaires

The common belief that most Americans have is that academic performance is definitely linked to success in life. But there is a great deal of evidence to say that none of this is true.
In this video below, Dr Boyce Watkins discusses research which explains that high school valedictorians don’t often end up nearly as successful as we might expect. In fact, there is evidence to say that they are far less likely to become millionaires than the kid who rebelled against the system and sat in the back of the class.
Yes, it sounds crazy, but watch the video, it will all make sense after you watch it.

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jfthomas05
jfthomas05

This is true and I can see that. They never truly think outside of the box to succeed. They follow the rules and are strictly by-the-book but when that system fails them, they don't know what to do. It's always good to have back-up plans even though you might be killing it on grades. Don't just be a genius....be "ingenious"!

alexnesbitt
alexnesbitt

@David Interesting outlook, I believe that it is true that those who do not conform to the system will set out and find different niches that suit them. These are usually the people who are very creative and think outside of the box with new companies/new ideas

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