Jonah Lehrer has a post up which reviews the now commonly understood wisdom that one Jeremy Lin is a fantastic basketball talent that was overlooked by the system.
Jeremy Lin is a reminder that similar problems almost certainly apply to the NBA, which is why we shouldn’t be so surprised that a benchwarmer cut from multiple teams is quickly becoming a star. There is talent everywhere. We just don’t know how to find it.
As you know, I am of the opinion that our current focus on Glamour Magazine publication success in science is similarly leading us to miss a lot of talent that would perhaps do even better than many selected by the Glamour Gaze.