What is the Correlation Between Intelligence and Success?

This video entitled: “Why Smart People Always Fail?” posits that intellect and achievement/success are far from perfectly correlated. The author (Proactive Thinker) implores viewers not to be intimidated by intellect and exhorts viewers not to be dissuaded by the assumption that you can’t succeed if you’re not a genius or don’t get good grades.

On the contrary, he claims that “intellect is overrated, but hard work can guarantee you results.”

The thought-provoking video has prompted hundreds of comments.