Success Findings

 

What makes Individuals, Organizations, and Nations successful ?

Success here is defined as size of income. (Dollars are more easily measured than other types of success.) Based on research, items are listed in their power to influence success. IQ is less important in incomes than is commonly thought.

 

Individuals: Social Skills (SQ), and Ambition and IQ. This is the ORIGINAL trademarked SOCIAL QUOTIENT (SQ) SITE.

Click: Male or Female to take a short Social Skills test. In September 2000 SELF magazine printed a version of this test.

Social Skills are tested for admission to all medical studies in Australia

Comment on an ezboard.com forum "It doesn't matter how high your IQ is if you have the social skills of a turnip." 

 

Organizations: Leadership and a Well-understood mission (usually a focus on finances)

 

Nations: Internal Economic Structures, Lack of Corruption, High IQ of Citizens, Free Markets , Job and Business Opportunities Open to All

See which nations have been world leaders in each historical period. Note their major achievements and what ended their golden age.

 

University studies confirm this site's pioneering work on social skills = success and on IQ's for US states

IQ basics and IQ of Nations are popular pages. Or click these headings for the only valid state IQ info:

STATE
Avg. IQ
2004
New Hampshire
104
Kerry
Oregon
103
Kerry
Massachusetts
103
Kerry
Wisconsin
103
Kerry
Colorado
102
Bush
Connecticut
102
Kerry
Illinois
102
Kerry
Iowa
102
Bush
Kansas
102
Bush
Minnesota
102
Kerry
Montana
102
Bush
Nebraska
102
Bush

 

See the Site Outline for a description of all pages, such as current research on world's friendliest areas.

Information on site developer Sloan Comments to: VanSloan@yahoo.com 

 

Sloan's goals in presenting information on this website:

1. Present the majority opinion of respected academic leaders in the field of success factors like intelligence and social skills (where I have done original research).

2. Present that majority opinion in a readable, understandable form - not the technical jargon many academics use. Important minority opinions are included, but too much of this can detract from the clarity of the issues for a general purpose audience.

3. Document the sources from which the opinions come (as my detailed calcuations of IQ's in US states - the first ever done). When available, I use hard data, not arguments or theories.

4. Help foster reasonable expectations for teachers and educational administrators. The majority of the public believes that ethnic groups would perform equally in schools and in jobs if educators did their work better. Similarly, many women believe that gender bias is responsible for the lower number of high scoring females on math tests. The majority of researchers know that these are false assumtions.

I do not have an agenda on racial differences. The original purpose of my website was to highlight my work in social skills and other traits which contribute to success. Those traits, unlike IQ, turned out not correlate with race. Fortunately, many non-IQ success traits can be improved with training. But my website readers were more interested in IQ, so I added pages on it, using data from respected researchers. Click for this page that summarizes IQ/ race data.

Many viewers of this site have questions on race and IQ. Read some typical race/ IQ questions and my responses

Van Sloan