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The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance by Richard A. Davis

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Chapter 1. Wisdom

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin Fischer

The Wisdom of Giving: Part One

Frances had been born in a small town in Kentucky, Harrodsburg, to Bavarian immigrants, Leon and Rosetta. At the time of her birth, she had one sibling; not long afterwards, she had six. Frances learned early about the value of lending a hand.

The family soon moved to Cincinnati. While her father strove to earn money as a tailor, Frances and her siblings attended public school, where she was exposed to children who both looked quite a bit like she did and not at all like she did. Some of them celebrated the same holidays as her family; some celebrated different ones. They had delightfully varied ways of speaking, ...

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