We take time out of our normal blogging about the teacher shortage to provide an interesting look at a basic premise of author Angela Duckworth of the Grit movement with a focus on achievement. CNBC had an interesting article about her equation for success that looks at talent, skill and achievement.  And because it uses the commutative property, we just had to share.

It goes like this:

  • Talent x Effort = Skill
  • Skill x Effort = Achievement
  • therefore (Talent x Effort ) x Effort = Achievement

So very true.

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