Okay, so we’ve had Twitter for a few years now, and it has given us great insight into each others thoughts in a previously unparalleled way.
Based on the tweets of Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, and Lord Sugar, I think we’re now on a position to agree that whatever personal quality led them to become successful multimillionaire businessmen, “merit” wasn’t it.
I think we can also rule out “intelligence” in any generic sense.
However, “blinkered refusal to consider someone else’s point of view or to admit when you’re very obviously wrong” is a contender.
Remember that next time someone assures you that you live (or work) in a meritocracy.