Christian Rudder wrote dataclysm, an enormously entertaining book about the data he mined from his website OKCupid. He is also the guitarist of brilliant rock band Bishop Allen. Furthermore, he went to Harvard.
The question is: HOW WAS HE RAISED. Were his parents rich? Did he go to Montessori school?
When he was two and told his parents he wanted to scratch them, wielding his finger like a knife with fury in his eyes (a la my unnamed son who shall go nameless but let’s just say it begins with an O and i only have one child), did they say “no scratching Christian.” Or did they say, “how about scratching this scratch and sniff and be enriched?” Or did they say, “sure scratch away, you can do anything you want.” Or did they say, “if you scratch me I will take away your pacifier.” Or did they say, “here’s a guitar.”
I don’t know what the secret is, but let me tell you one more thing about Mr. Rudder: everyone likes him. He’s not only smart, witty, rich, creative, and talented, he is also likable. It’s enough to make a guy sick.