If It Walks Like A Jerk And Talks Like A Jerk – The Awl – Medium


Published during the Susan Fowler/Uber period (which we're still in, of course), this post points out that the very label "Brilliant Jerks" smooths over the problem, dulls the edges, provides excuses. Sharp, necessary read.

"Brilliant is just how we excuse Jerk. It’s how he gets away with bad behavior, like sexual harassment and insubordination (and yes, he is usually a he). Let me get all third grade on you for a second here: If you’re so brilliant, then why haven’t you figured out how to be good at your job?"


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