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This figure plots innate talent versus achieved success and is a standard metric of whether one’s life surpasses or falls below its expectations. Of particular interest are: (1) The Starlet Triangle: Due to their fleeting fame and general lack of better judgment, all Hollywood starlets fall within a triangle bounded by Paris Hilton, Hillary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan. (2) The Steve meridian: Humanity has been blessed by the preponderance of extremely talented people named Steve. However, not all of them have lived up to their expectations e.g. Wozniak (whatever happened to that guy), Young (too many concussions), and Hawking (was wrong that one time which is inexcusable for someone of his talent). As usual Steve McQueen represents both the epitome of talent and success. (3) The Rat Pack Cluster: All members of the Rat Pack exist within this cluster of effortless cool bounded by Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop. (4) The Cruise Trajectory. Tom Cruise is perhaps the only individual to have pe
This figure plots innate talent versus achieved success and is a standard metric of whether one’s life surpasses or falls below its expectations. Of particular interest are: (1) The Starlet Triangle: Due to their fleeting fame and general lack of better judgment, all Hollywood starlets fall within a triangle bounded by Paris Hilton, Hillary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan. (2) The Steve meridian: Humanity has been blessed by the preponderance of extremely talented people named Steve. However, not all of them have lived up to their expectations e.g. Wozniak (whatever happened to that guy), Young (too many concussions), and Hawking (was wrong that one time which is inexcusable for someone of his talent). As usual Steve McQueen represents both the epitome of talent and success. (3) The Rat Pack Cluster: All members of the Rat Pack exist within this cluster of effortless cool bounded by Frank Sinatra and Joey Bishop. (4) The Cruise Trajectory. Tom Cruise is perhaps the only individual to have pe

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