(False) merit

Seth Godin’s recent episode of his Akimbo podcast tackles the question of merit, with a timely look into the highly selective college admissions process. It’s not for those who are looking for the secrets (legit, criminal, or anywhere in between) to cracking the admissions process. But if you’d like to better understand the absurdity of using standardized test scores to evaluate merit, or even more importantly, viewing a denial from one of those schools as a sign that you’re destined for a subpar future, it’s definitely worth a listen.