Predicting Performance From Personality

Reference: New York Times

- Paul Wolfowitz doesn't seem like a zealot
- he is patient, logical, respectful and soft-spoken
- but he has a missionary's optimism about America's
  ability to build a better world

- has an activist bent
- he sees trouble coming before others do
- doesn't want to stand by while bad things happen
- and thinks about the cost of not acting

- Wolfowitz was sympathetic to the war in Vietnam
- later, he accepted that it was a case of overreaching
- for Colin Powell, Vietnam is the prime example of good
  intentions gone wrong

- Wolfy was an architect of the Iraq War.
- could we predict from his activist orientation and optimistic
  perspective the likelihood of over-reaching?

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