We all know that Hollywood’s executive suites are populated by Hollywood’s Napoleons. Long on ego, short on stature. So now the latest working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that tall people are smarter than their height-challenged peers. “As early as age three — before schooling has had a chance to play a role — and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests,” wrote Anne Case and Christina Paxson of Princeton University in the paper published by the NBER. To read the study, click here. Which reminds me, back in 1999 when court testimony in the Disney v Katzenberg lawsuit brought out that tall Michael Eisner called short Jeffrey a “midget,” I penned this little brief about Hollywood’s Napoleons for New York magazine. Enjoy.
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