But the problem is the one-eyed following the blind: these self-described members of the “intelligentsia” can’t find a coconut in Coconut Island, meaning they aren’t intelligent enough to define intelligence hence fall into circularities — but their main skill is capacity to pass exams written by people like them. With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons.
The second thing you’re ingrained with culturally from day one is Nest as a brand. Building a phenomenal, time-tested brand requires extreme discipline, and often, a relatively small set of stewards that all customer-facing content and products must run through. Again, Tony is one of those stewards. But Nest has stewards in many other functions and levels within the company. And the output of their culture is for everyone to be one eventually.