At the beginning of 2020, Dominic Cummings, chief advisor for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wrote a blog post in which he called for the hiring of more “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to work in the UK government. Britain, he said, needed people with “genuine cognitive diversity,” not just polished Oxford and Cambridge grads from the right families, to figure out what Vladimir Putin might do next or how an international terror cell might try to hack into Parliament.

Cummings wrote, “We need some true wild cards, artists, people who never went to university and fought their way…

Sunny Bonnell

Sunny Bonnell is author of Rare Breed, speaker, host and co-founder of Motto. Wordsmith. Entrepreneur. No slave to the ordinary.

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