Dr. Angela Duckworth, a MacArthur Fellow and professor at the University of Pennsylvania explored this question in her book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.”  If the “naturals” possess innate talent, whereas the “strivers” work hard and put in the effort, who do you hire?  The “naturals” or the “strivers”?  I am sure that we would all enjoy the luxury of hiring someone who is both innately talented and hardworking, but that is not the question. If forced to choose