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  • The (Paradoxical) Wisdom of Solomon

    By Wray Herbert, HuffPost King Solomon, the third leader of the Jewish Kingdom, is considered the paragon of wisdom and sage judgment. It's said that during his long reign, people traveled great distances to seek his counsel. Yet it's also true--and much less well known--that his personal life...
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  • 3 Simple Reasons Google Doesn't Hire the Top College Grads

    By Zak Cheney-Rice, News.Mic The news: After years spent recruiting some of the best and brightest young people in the world, Google has learned an important lesson: GPA doesn't matter. In a June 2013 interview , Laszlo Bock, the tech giant's senior VP of people operations, told the New York...
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  • TEDxUIowa Brought Wisdom and Surprises

    By Grace Haerr , The Daily Iowan If someone told me I would climb to the top of the rock wall at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center with one of the speakers following the TEDxUIowa event on Feb. 28, well, I would have worn something a little different. But I'm not sure anything could have...
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  • The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

    New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the deeper values it can instill. By Michael Godsey, The Atlantic When I was in high school, I chose to major in English in college because I wanted to be wiser. That’s the word I used. If I ended up making...
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  • Guest Seminar at The University of Chicago: Seda Ertaç, Koç University, February 2, 2015

    Good Things Come to Those Who (Are Taught How to) Wait: Results from a Randomized Educational Intervention on Time Preference Authors: Seda Ertaç, (Koç University), Sule Alan (University of Essex) Abstract: We report results from the impact evaluation of a randomized educational intervention targeted...
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  • Becoming a Real Person

    David Brooks, The New York Times This summer, The New Republic published the most read article in that magazine’s history. It was an essay by William Deresiewicz , drawn from his new book, “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.” Deresiewicz offers a...
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  • Hire someone who's done one 'deeply unfashionable thing'

    April 3, 2014 David Brooks, New York Times You may not realize it, but you have a powerful impact on the culture and the moral ecology of our era. If your human resources bosses decide they want to hire a certain sort of person, then young people begin turning themselves into that sort of person. Therefore...
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  • Reflections on Wisdom in Education

    January 2, 2014 By Bill Harms Reflection and critical thinking are compass points on the pathways to wisdom, participants observed at the “Wisdom Research Forum on Education.” In November, an international group of about 30 presenters and guests came together in Chicago to discuss how wisdom strengthens...
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  • Mindfulness Meditation Fights Burnout, New Study of Teachers Suggests

    September 3, 2013 By David Freeman, Huffington Post, The Third Metric Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be. The study showed reduced stress levels and greater emotional resilience in individuals trained to practice a "secular" form of mindfulness...
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  • Education is What Makes Us Fully Human

    July 18, 2013 Alain de Botton, NewStatesman Alain de Botton attacks the notion only skills, not wisdom, can be taught. This is a mistake, he argues. Philosophy, literature, history, art and film can prepare us for life's most difficult challenges. I want to suggest that what makes us fully human...
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