According to Angela Duckworth, a professor at U Penn, it’s THE characteristic that truly sets apart the men from the boys. In fact, in one of the most illuminating examples of passion and perseverance, she explains in her HUGE selling book, ‘Grit’ that it’s the only way to understand why so many of the well qualified West Point freshmen don’t make it. On the surface, they all seem capable of the rigors involved having gotten through the strenuous application process. Will we test for ‘grit’ in the future? Listen to my conversation with her.