Recently Warren Buffett commented to a group of youngsters that to become a great investors they need to lower their IQ by atleast thirty points.
The interviewer then informed Mr. Buffett that most of the youngsters that the IQ of the audience was above 160. Warren in his typical style said that it is at least thirty more than required.
Is genius a waste ? What about the society that worship GMAT , GRE scores? How many of the people who have received very high grades have actually been able to set up businesses of their own? Why college dropouts set up better businesses than those stuyding in excellect colleges.
To become a product developer you need intelligence and IQ and sometimes exceptional abilities.
But to become an entrepreneur you need emotional intelligence( and some IQ as well) . Emotional intelligence is about not getting drowned in deluge of pressure and difficulties. It is about holding when things are not going your way.
So a high IQ person will be good at research department while a high EQ person would be good at managing situations. The best part is that EQ can be learned with practice and patience .