“It seems that the traits that set one up for exceptional success in high school and college — ‘self-discipline, conscientiousness and the ability to comply with rules’ — are not the same traits that lead individuals to start disruptive companies or make shocking breakthroughs.'” From CNBC: This is why class valedictorians don’t become millionaires. (I was never close to being a valedictorian, but I did speak at my high school graduation. And I swear, this is how I was listed in the program: Dave Pell, Student…)