Great scores and degrees are almost equal to success and ability, but Google, as has been said to be “the company people aspire to” does not seem to think in that way.
In an interview earlier this year, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, said that “Successful, bright people rarely experience failure, and so they don’t learn how to learn from that failure.” To Google, learning ability is way more important than learning achievements. Laszlo Bock said that “For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general a) cognitive ability, and it’s not IQ. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process 1) on the fly and to pull together b) disparate bits of information.”
Top degrees cannot ensure that holiday have the “smartest” performances in the office. Studies have shown that top college graduates tend to have more active left brain, which controls logic and knowledgeacquisition. However, the connection between top degrees and active right brain, which controls creativity and imagination, is not as clear. Good students are good at controlling, reasoning and planning, which enable them to come top at tests and in various competitions. However, being focused on “the established achievement” too much could cause a lack of personality and creativity. This situation happens more in Asian society.
Bock added in another interview that his belief is not that one shouldn’t go to college. Most people do not put enough thought into why they’re going and what they want to achieve. They go to college because it seems to be the right thing to do. “The first and most important thing is to be explicit and c) willful in making the decisions about what you want to get out of this investment in your education.”
In every 10-personteam in Google, there are 1 or 2 people without degrees. Those who are not trapped by traditional education or who “work it out without degrees” sometimes have more outstanding personalities. We can think ofit this way: If a person is not 2) confined to scores, maybe a higher learning ability can be trained.
On the fly 飛速進行; 快速
The housekeeper of our school is always on the fly.學校管理員整天忙得很。
Be confined to… 侷限於…
Damage was confined to a small portion of the building.這棟建築只有一小部分受損。