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The Kind of Smarts You Don’t Find in Young People

The difference between “fluid” and “crystallized” intelligence and how each works for you.
March 24th, 2022

Author Arthur Brooks thinks businesses should hire more older people because the kind of knowledge they would bring is different from what a 30-something would bring.  He cites research that “noted that some skills—analysis and innovation, for example—tend to rise quickly very early in life and then fall through one’s 30s and 40s. Meanwhile, one’s knack for combining complex ideas, understanding what they mean, and relating them to others rises throughout middle age and can stay high well into old age.”  He discusses the difference between “fluid” and “crystallized” knowledge.

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