Street Smarts vs Book Smarts Which One is
Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts Which One is More Beneficial? By: Kaitlyn Crowder Instructor: Dr. Grouling
Definitions: BOOK SMARTS � Volume & Precision of Knowledge � Longs for Accuracy � Learns through Experience of Others STREET SMARTS � Practical Knowledge � Common Sense � Learns through Life Experience � Application
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-Scott Berkun, Philosophy Reader’s Choice Journal “The prime distinction between street smarts and book smarts is who is at the center of the knowledge. On the street, it’s you. In a book it’s you trying to absorb someone else’s take on the world, and however amazing the writer is, you are at best one degree removed from the actual experience. Street smarts means you’ve put yourself at risk and survived. Or thrived. Or have scars. You’ve been tested and have a bank of courage to depend on when you are tested again. Being street smart can lead to book smarts as the street smart sense what works and what doesn’t, and adapt accordingly. ”
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Field of Work �Jobs in 21 st Century Economy: Employers value experience and application 93% of employers indicated that the most important qualification is “Relevant internships or experience. ” Five years ago this need was only at 40% Bostwikk, V. (2012). Employers Want More Experience. Online Recruiting News Journal Online Edition. 9, 1 -4. Retrieved December 10, 2012, from EBSCO Academic Search Premier database.
Think About This… According to a Harvard Law Study, � 44% Law Firms Chose: EXPERIENCE as Number 1 Hiring Factor � 19% Law Firms Chose: Class or School Ranking as Number 2 Hiring Factor
My Advice & Findings �Work Hard � Work Hands On
Communicate Sometimes it is not WHAT you know, it is WHO you know.
Experience Life Learn as Much as You Can Learn from YOUR OWN Mistakes
Balance “One of the things I cherish most in my life is the lessons from the school of hard knocks. Ever since embarking on my entrepreneurial journey, life has taught me lessons that are worth more than attending any prestigious college in the world. ” –Mark Twain
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