"Smart" people get rich quick, and in 50 years they won't give a shit where the oil comes from because they're already rich and/or dead. Clearly your definition of 'smart' is defective, it seems to include some sort of moral component or altruism.
..to 'hack' charisma for almost a hundred years? Dale Carnegie. The only difference is 'journalists' today think she's something new or original, because they're too lazy to do even basic research.
.. I'd like to say that for $40,000 your 'lossy audio file' at least doesn't have a reputation for spontaneously bursting into flames.