F. Scott Fitzgerald

First Rate Intelligence

First Rate Intelligence One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from F. Scott Fitzgerald, as he wrote in 1936 in “The Crack Up” (which you can read here in Esquire): The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. Before seeing this article recently, though, I’m not sure I’d ever seen the sentence that follows: One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. I’ve talked about the Highs and Lows of being an entrepreneur a couple times in the past — here as it relates to the…