A friend of mine, a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt, sent me this video yesterday. Amazing research that validates what we all know to be true: hard work matters. Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Angela studies non-IQ competencies that predict success both academically and professionally. Her research populations have included West Point cadets, National Spelling Bee finalists, novice teachers, salespeople, and students.