“People who are very good at Scrabble are not more kind, better judges of character, more facile with soft skills, better long-term thinkers, more fun at parties or much of anything except good at Scrabble.
“Of course we don’t decide on who should have positions of authority or who should be trusted based on their skill at Scrabble. It’s simply a game.
“Perhaps the same could be true for beauty, celebrity or the acquisition of wealth.”
Or maybe, passing tests and pleasing professors?
From Seth Godin’s blog