Education: Smorgasbord for an IQ of 150

Paul Dietz, a slender youth in wire-rimmed glasses, loves war games of all kinds—from World War II platoon fights to dungeons and dragons. Says he: "I like to look at the mistakes commanders made in the past, as an intellectual exercise." Colin Camerer has a more direct interest in combat, since he lists as his main concerns "business and power." He adds: "Someone's going to be making decisions, and frankly I want to be there." Eugene Stark, by contrast, has a more modest policy: "I try to appear as normal as possible. If you...

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