On his recent Periscope, Scott Adams offers basic strategies for success in life:
- Get a useful education
- Stay out of trouble
- Stay away from drugs
- Don’t become a parent too soon
- Build your talent stack
- Be useful to others
- Favor systems over goals
- Understand basic risk management
He hypothesized if we could categorize the population by people who follow these strategies and those who do not, and ignore the standard demographic categories like race and gender, that we’d likely see the difference.
In his book, Black Redneck White Liberals, Thomas Sowell (among other places) makes the same claim. I wrote about that back in 2013. I highly recommend the book. It changed the way I see the world.