Let me add that a key aspect of adept analytical work is the ability to separate the signal from the noise, thereby allowing one to identify the fundamental mechanisms at work in a given circumstance. Without this, a person spends their time mired in the meaningless details attached to the root issues. This, of course, prevents them from identifying the real questions. This shortcoming is almost universal. Proportionally speaking, very few people possess this training and are, therefore, at the very best second rate analysts. This is a very serious problem and can hardly be overstated.