Intelligence is not enough
A high IQ does not automatically translate to good ideas. It helps, but it’s not sufficient. Smart people generate large volumes of ideas; some are good, but most are terrible.
Successful people do not rely only on their ideas. They surround themselves with friends, partners, and colleagues who can come up with better ideas and give open and unfiltered feedback, calling bad what is bad and good what is good.
Feedback and an open mind are essential for even the most talented entrepreneurs. They need to hear loud and clear if something seems off, and they need someone who can point that out with no hesitation. ...