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  • The Collected Wisdom of Great Leadership Gurus

    By Harvey Schachter The Globe and Mail , 12/1/2010 Lao Tzu, Freud, Elizabeth I, and Marx are an unlikely quartet of leadership gurus. But they are a sample of an eclectic group of writers and leaders whose words are captured in Harvard University professor Barbara Kellerman’s compilation Leadership:...
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  • Agatha Christie and Nuns Tell a Tale of Alzheimer's

    By Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich , npr.org "If you've ever kept a journal, you've probably worried about someone coming across it and getting an uninvited peek into your personal life. But the daily traces we leave behind in our writings – more and more in today's world of emails,...
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  • Waking the dead

    by Terry Eagleton from New Statesman For Walter Benjamin, history was more than a series of dispassionate facts. He showed how the struggle for the past shapes our future. "The German philosopher Walter Benjamin had the curious notion that we could change the past. For most of us, the past is fixed...
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  • In Character Issue on Wisdom

    The Fall 2009 issue of In Character, a publication dedicated to exploring single virtues from different persepctives, explores the concept of wisdom. Table of Contents Charlotte Hays More Than Knowledge William Desmond Wisdom of the Ages Charlotte Allen Athena's Surprising Portfolio Michael Walzer...
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  • Naked Strong Evaluation

    By Andrew Koppelman Commentary on A Secular Age by Charles Taylor RELIGIOUS FAITH today is one option among others. Many people—call them secularists—live without any transcendent source of value. Some, but not all, are militant atheists. A millennium ago, this would have been unimaginable. Everyone...
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  • MSNBC covers "Defining Wisdom" in "Are old people really wise?"

    MSNBC reporter Robin Lloyd interviews Defining Wisdom grantees Deborah Coen ("Uncertain Ground: A Historical Tectonics of Wisdom"), Ankur Gupta ("Wisdom is Compression: Data Compression as a Mathematical Measure of Wisdom"), and Jean Gordon ("Wisdom in Words: The Relationship...
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  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Has the world become more or less wise over the past 50 years?

    At the Defining Wisdom Network Meeting in June 2009, participants were asked to come up with a series of questions about wisdom that might shed light on the broad issues of our project. One participant asked the following question: “Has the world become more or less wise in the last 50 years? Or is the...
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  • Can science glean wisdom from disasters?

    Looking at the geographical distribution of natural disasters in the course of history, one might well wonder how earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and forest fires can take tragic human tolls, again and again, in the very same place . Why do people return to these vulnerable sites? Why are they unable...
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