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  •   When I saw him on Daily Show (15+ / 0-)

    and also based on his writing he's a fairly typical type where I was educated and in my profession.  Engineer - numbers oriented, obsessive in his areas of interest but also able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a wonky style.

    These guys become team leads, liasons between techie types and marketing types, tell truth to power and IMHO (kinda being one of them) are really nice to have on your team.

    Occasionally they become a Nate Silver or Scott Adams (or in a very extreme case of both smarts and communication skills, Richard Feynman)

    Facts communicated clearly don't always change minds, but they do become something all "narrative" has to deal with, even if you are trying to appeal to emotion.

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