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# Creative professionals, such as clothing designers, graphic designers,

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16 Jul 2006, 20:15
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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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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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07 Sep 2016, 18:53

Manhattan GMAT Official Explanation:

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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18 Feb 2019, 01:30
Argument does not clearly state that " Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative" yet any other answer is not supported by the statement, so if we eliminate the undesirable ones we are left with B.
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