Some people can bullshit their way through life and get all the good shit.
Cliche… Cheesy… But true
I work in an industry that breathes on sales pitches. From this fact alone, it is expected that people who can sell themselves and their services really well, will get top notch positions at top institutions. This has absolutely nothing to do with their actual knowledge, skills and deliverables.
I know not one, not two, but many people in my industry that are good communicators and can sell themselves really well, but not necessarily deliver good results. These people are the most successful in the industry, placing themselves at the top level with huge salaries.
Sadly, this is how the industry works. As for geeks who spend too much time trying to deliver work as good as possible… dream on.
Nothing against Leonardo Dicaprio. This post just reminds me of the film “Catch me if you can“.