4 kinds of officer

I listened to Stewart Brand on CBC Ideas the other day and he mentioned that when he was an officer in the US military his trainers held the belief that there were 4 kinds of officers. I found it very interesting.

From best to worst:

Brilliant and Lazy

Brilliant and Industrious

Lazy and Stupid

Industrious and Stupid

I loved how “Brilliant and Lazy” was better than “Brilliant and Industrious”. He said you needed someone to come up with the best ideas that required the least amount of resources and therefore he’s “… striven to be lazy ever since.”