Insecurities of the Highly Educated

Category of behaviors documented during the 2006 Pharmaceutical Industry survey+ on the causes of the decade-long productivity slump in R&D.

A close reading of the definitions in the exhibit shows we're not dealing with intelligence, rather with security and self esteem. When I'm inflicted with Tunnel Vision+ I dig deep into the evidence to justify continued work in my narrow technical specialty. For every rational reason you come up with to discontinue my project I’ll come up with two more to continue it. Project discontinuance is never black and white and I can always find reasons for it to continue. After all it's my job on the line and I can't imagine any feeling more insecure than being unemployed.


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