Quotation from "Companies Don’t Need Brainy People"
Think what characterises the really intelligent person. They can think for themselves. They love abstract ideas. They can look dispassionately at the facts. Humbug is their enemy. Dissent comes easily to them, as does complexity. These are traits that are not only unnecessary for most business jobs, they are actually a handicap when it comes to rising through the ranks of large companies.
— Lucy Kellaway, “Companies Don’t Need Brainy People,” Financial Times, November 22, 2004
Why I Hate Large Companies, reason #3712
Working for small companies has its challenges, but it beats being a commodity.
Oh my goodness, what a sad commentary on business. Probably among the reasons I’ve preferred to be freelance/self-emplyed lo these many years