I think that “cleverness” is one of the most valuable and useful attributes. I think of cleverness as “hacky” — being able to get anything done, no matter the obstacles or circumstances. Perhaps this is an unusual definition for a fairly simple adjective, but, to me, clever people find loopholes.
They are smart. They are witty.
And they are quick to understand, learn, and devise machinations.
I think of cleverness as a superpower that allows people to beat the system.
Clever people crush the masses because they can manipulate groupthink.
They understand psychology and science.
Being clever comes in handy no matter what area of work you fall into. From building a small company and having to come up with clever strategies to navigating social circles etc.
Cleverness. An underrated attribute.
Originally published at Jordan Gonen.