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The axis of ideal understanding explained

On the Edge of Common Sense
By Baxter Black, DVM

I have developed a way to evaluate when a person reaches the pinnacle of their profession, their prime, so to speak.

I call it the “Peak of Practical Intelligence.” It states there is a point in the lifetime of a profession where your dependence on your knowledge derived from Education (ED) equals your dependence on your knowledge gained from Experience (EX).

On the graph at the beginning (graduation) your reliance on ED knowledge is at its zenith and your reliance on EX knowledge is at its nadir. As time passes your knowledge from ED, in relation to your knowledge from EX, will decline as defined by percentile.

Thus the lines on the graph will eventually cross. ED will equal EX. That point is your personal Axis of Ideal Understanding . . .