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From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom by Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa

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Conclusion

Smartness is indeed vital for success in today’s knowledge age, though it appears increasingly insufficient in itself. Yet for many leaders, the unrelenting and single-minded pursuit of smartness has a shadow side on a personal level: they risk losing their ethical clarity, authenticity, and sense of meaning, purpose, and happiness. Smartness is like a double-edged sword: with discrimination, you can wield it to cut through mountains of data to find nuggets of knowledge and insights; without discernment, you risk falling on your own sword. Intelligence, when combined with discrimination and discernment, leads to wisdom.

Traditionally there are two approaches to finding wisdom: a spiritual path and a practical one. Spiritual wisdom ...

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