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left hand/right hand intelligence/achievement poll

left-handed - phd/dphil or better   4% (2)
left-handed - msc/ma or better   4% (2)
left-handed - bsc/ba or better   6% (3)
left-handed - a levels   4% (2)
left-handed - gcse/o levels   2% (1)
left-handed - not really academic but have done well in life   0% (0)
left-handed - not really academic and life is merely ok   0% (0)
left-handed - not really academic and life sucks   0% (0)
right-handed - phd/dphil or better   12% (6)
right-handed - msc/ma or better   8% (4)
right-handed - bsc/ba or better   22% (11)
right-handed - a levels   12% (6)
right-handed - gcse/o levels   10% (5)
right-handed - not really academic but have done well in life   8% (4)
right-handed - not really academic and life is merely ok   4% (2)
right-handed - not really academic and life sucks   2% (1)
I am a mixedy   2% (1)

Total Votes: 50

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2009/07/26 23:41:51 (permalink)
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left hand/right hand intelligence/achievement poll

For no other reason than I'm curious as there doesn't seem to be an answer to the "lefties more intelligent or not?" debate.

Please indicate your "leftie" or "rightie" status, plus other relevant achievements in the options above.

For the purposes of this, a true leftie is someone (apparently) who would squint at something through their left eye and listen to a distant conversation with their left ear trained on the situation, in addition to writing with their left as well.

A mixedy may write with left or right, but use the other side's ear or eye.

Thankyou very much.

Love you all.

Kinda.

PS - multiple choice allowed so you can indicate how well you've done in life (subjective) as well as list quals.
post edited by rightyho - 2009/07/27 00:13:56
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    MJH
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/26 23:43:33 (permalink)
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    A levels for me - right handed
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/26 23:45:27 (permalink)
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    MJH

    A levels for me - right handed


    Same here. Where is the right handed - A Levels and life sucks option?
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/26 23:46:52 (permalink)
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    MJH

    A levels for me - right handed


    Same here. Where is the right handed - A Levels and life sucks option?


    lol Id select that option aswell
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/26 23:49:27 (permalink)
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    PHD for me left handed
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/26 23:51:38 (permalink)
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    Right-handed and phd (well this time next year will be finished hopefully thiugh in the current climate there is no rush)

    righyo we are going to expect a full statistical analysis of the results of this poll.......
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:06:06 (permalink)
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    Right handed and educated up to post-grad level, so the equivalent of a masters.

    Not sure if I really think the most educated people are the most intelligent ones though: maybe the most academic, just enjoy studying or don't want to/can't get a job!
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:10:38 (permalink)
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    badboy007

    Right handed and educated up to post-grad level, so the equivalent of a masters.

    Not sure if I really think the most educated people are the most intelligent ones though: maybe the most academic, just enjoy studying or don't want to/can't get a job!


    That's a fair comment mate and the poll is flawed from the off as it's nigh on impossible to allow for subjective assessment wrt life success, hence why I went for academic qualification which obviously is not a true indicator of potential - ie you might have p1ssed uni but couldn't afford it.
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:11:12 (permalink)
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    John and Arnold - what are you phds going to be in/in if you don't mind me asking?
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:16:19 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    John and Arnold - what are you phds going to be in/in if you don't mind me asking?


    radical and discontinuous product innovation in established small to medium enterprises
     
    Its pretty interesting really!
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:18:19 (permalink)
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    That one flew over my head, John.

    Is it business-based like an MBA then, or more a quantitative modelling approach?

    Or a bit of both.

    Or neither. Lol.

    (I'm either very nosey or very interested in other peoples' successes and opportunities, haven't decided which yet).
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:24:43 (permalink)
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    I'm right handed, Have a degree in Computer Science.
    Didn't bother to do the masters as I was advised its pointless in my career, better to get industry quals.

    My brother is right handed, has a masters in law.
    Don't think it made a great deal of sense for him to do a phd as he is a solicitor, kinda same as me.

    My younger sister is right handed, has a degree in pharmacy or something. Not sure what she will do.

    My older sister (eldest) is left handed and has a phd in Arts and some other stuff. Reason being that a degree or masters in arts wasn't going to take her very far in what she wanted to do. Shes in Academia and 90% of her work has been specialised computing and programming, lol.

    I think I could do a phd no bother - simply that its irrelevant.
    I'd be better of getting a CCNA/CCNP or some industry respected quals which actualy get you jobs in industry, rather than a Phd, which only tends you get you jobs in Academia.

    Edit: Myself and my brother are actually ambidextrous from years of kung fu and nunchuks & various classical chinese weapons in our youth
    post edited by Dan Nukem - 2009/07/27 00:34:32
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:27:49 (permalink)
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    How much math was in the computer science mate?
    Did you do calculus etc, or was it more programming-related?

    I'm wide awake and nosey tonight. Lol.
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:27:51 (permalink)
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    More business based like an MBA.

    Looking at what practices an small company can use to increase its chances of radical product development . So what processes they use to uncover new ideas etc, what processes they use to decide which ideas they will proceed with and finally what practices they can use to take the idea from the drawing board to a succesfully commericialised idea.

    or something to that effect lol! things rarely work like you hope though
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:28:49 (permalink)
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    john_cappa

    More business based like an MBA.

    Looking at what practices an small company can use to increase its chances of radical product development . So what processes they use to uncover new ideas etc, what processes they use to decide which ideas they will proceed with and finally what practices they can use to take the idea from the drawing board to a succesfully commericialised idea.

    or something to that effect lol! things rarely work like you hope though


    Is capital not the limiting factor?
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:29:59 (permalink)
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    Dan, was your brother's masters an LPC or the Irish equivalent?

    Agree that a PHD sets you more up for academia than anything else, although an MBA can really open doors, especially if you do it in America.
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:30:02 (permalink)
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    Dan Nukem 

    Edit: Myself and my brother are actually ambidextrous from years of kung fu and nuncuks & various classical chinese weapons in our youth

    i so badly want to "fix" the above sentence but id hate to be the one who ruins this thread lol
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:32:59 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    How much math was in the computer science mate?
    Did you do calculus etc, or was it more programming-related?

    I'm wide awake and nosey tonight. Lol.


    In first year, I did Calculus and discrete mathemathics.
    The Calculus was nearly easier than leaving cert imo (but I did hons maths for leaving cert).
    The Discrete maths wasn't extremely difficult, but it was difficult to relate to what we were actually supposed to be doing (crappy lecturer)

    Second and Third year, I did statistics and advanced statistics.
    Hated every minute of it.
    Our lecturer was some genius from India, but was utterly incapable of teaching sadly.

    I think I actually learned more maths from our database lecturer than anyone! He was from California and had a gift for teaching, make the classes funny too.

    In the last year, I could have chosen more maths if I had wanted, but I realised it was fairly irrelevant for what I would ultimately be doing/planned to do so chose more relevant subjects.

    Thats not to say its irrelevant - far from it.
    I worked with a guy from the Ukraine during my internship who was some of kind genius, his father was actually a maths child prodigy i think.
    He would do a lot of high level stuff that I never really grasped what he was doing.
    It would be interesting to go back and find out actually.
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:34:23 (permalink)
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    By your definition, I'm a 'mixedy'.
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    Re:left hand / right hand intelligence/achievement poll 2009/07/27 00:34:32 (permalink)
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    rightyho

    john_cappa

    More business based like an MBA.

    Looking at what practices an small company can use to increase its chances of radical product development . So what processes they use to uncover new ideas etc, what processes they use to decide which ideas they will proceed with and finally what practices they can use to take the idea from the drawing board to a succesfully commericialised idea.

    or something to that effect lol! things rarely work like you hope though


    Is capital not the limiting factor?


    Access to resources be it capital/employees/external contacts is the major disadvantage in comparison to a large company. But a small company has advantages such as being flexibile and not having resistence to change so if an amazing opportunity comes a small company can quickly change its direction. The idea is to find ways that they can leverage their advantages to over come their disadvantages thus access to capital is no longer a limiting factor
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