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Creative professionals, such as clothing designers, graphic designers, and decorators, often have very poor managerial skills and do not succeed when they try to run their own businesses. In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field. Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true?

A. No successful businesspeople are creative.

B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.

C. Creativity precludes success in business.

D. Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional.

E. Business is not a creative endeavor.
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16 Jul 2006, 20:19
B here.
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16 Jul 2006, 20:56
A, C and E are very general and may or may not be true... we don't know

B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.
D. Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional.

now, look at these two and think about "some" and "any".... Any is very broad and general... has no exceptions, but the argument says the following
"Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand."

This says RARELY... meaning there are still exceptions, so correct answer should be B, which has possibilities
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16 Jul 2006, 22:07
u2lover wrote:
A, C and E are very general and may or may not be true... we don't know

B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.
D. Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional.

now, look at these two and think about "some" and "any".... Any is very broad and general... has no exceptions, but the argument says the following
"Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand."

This says RARELY... meaning there are still exceptions, so correct answer should be B, which has possibilities

Stole my thoughts. Should be B.
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16 Jul 2006, 22:18
Will go with B.

A - Out because the passage doesnot cover the entire business fraternity
C - Contrary to what is mentioned in the passage. White collared people not working in creative field are successful in business.
D - Extreme case. Out
E - Not mentioned in the passage.

B - The author mentions "In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field."

Hence not all creative people are unsuccessful in business
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16 Jul 2006, 22:36
Between B and D, I will choose B.
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17 Jul 2006, 00:38
As U2LoverGirl stated, use the extreme answer elimination strategy here.

A. No successful businesspeople are creative. Extreme.

B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.

C. Creativity precludes success in business. (precludes=no) Extreme.

D. Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional. Extreme.

E. Business is not a creative endeavor. Extreme

Only (B) is stated in a conservative tone.

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17 Jul 2006, 00:54
Thanks GMATT73. Your explanation cleared by confusion.
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17 Jul 2006, 03:23
Creative professionals, such as clothing designers, graphic designers, and decorators, often have very poor managerial skills and do not succeed when they try to run their own businesses. In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field. Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must be true?

A. No successful businesspeople are creative. too strong not deductable

B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.

C. Creativity precludes success in business. too strong the passage address to likelihood ....
D. Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional. no again strong as answear
E. Business is not a creative endeavor. is not inferrable

the better answear seems B
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17 Jul 2006, 18:57
I believe it was not too difficult.

OA is B.
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19 Jul 2006, 06:11
B.
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19 Jul 2006, 09:38
B. Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.

"Some" doesn't mean all.. hence B.
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19 Jul 2006, 13:00
B..

Here is the trick:When premise uses "usually/often " , etc the avoid strong words in answers such as "all, none, or any" .. answer usually contains "some" or "few" etc..
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07 Sep 2016, 18:53
The analyst presents several points about the business talents of creative professionals. In drawing a conclusion from the analyst's argument, we must be careful to choose a provable claim, whether or not this claim pulls together all the premises. We also must avoid extending the analyst's argument or selecting statements that are too extreme. Finally, we must not allow this process to be clouded by reactions to the content of the argument; whether or not we agree with the premises, we have to find a provable conclusion.

B - The passage states that most creative types are less skilled in business than the average white-collar worker who does not work in a creative field. This implies that some creative types are not less skilled than the average white-collar worker who is not creative. (Correct)

C. This choice again takes the passage's claim that creativity and business acumen rarely go hand in hand to an extreme. Creativity and business acumen are not mutually exclusive.
D. The passage does not say that all white-collar workers are successful, nor does it say that no creative professionals are successful.
E. The passage makes a distinction between creative talent and business acumen. This does not mean that there are no aspects of business that fall under the realm of creativity.
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