"IQ" measures an inferior form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects, meant to select paper shufflers, obedient IYIs.
1- When someone asks you a question in REAL LIFE, you focus first on "WHY is he asking me that?", which slows down. (Fat Tony vs Dr John)
2- It takes a certain type of person to waste intelligent concentration on classroom/academic problems. These are lifeless bureaucrats who can muster sterile motivation.
Some people can only focus on problems that are REAL, not fictional textbook ones.
It's funny to see someone with a genius level IQ like Taleb (a talented quant and professor) literally deny the importance of the metric, when he himself no doubt has a very high IQ, and would not have the cognitive abilities or success he enjoys without it.
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No it's not! I side (in part) with @nntaleb and others such a Richard NIsbett (Intelligence and How to Get it) and Stephen Ceci (On Intelligence, More or Less).
David Sloan Wilson