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  • The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

    by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the route is anything but straightforward. A famous Japanese proverb says, "Fall down seven times, and stand up eight,"...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • What Does It Mean to Be Wise?

    by Marianna Pogosyan, Psychology Today There is more to wisdom than knowledge and experience. “What does it mean to be wise?” I recently asked an 8-year-old and an 88-year-old from different parts of the world. Their answers were remarkably similar: to know a lot. For many of us, an image of a wise person...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Grandma’s wisdom a great gift

    By Michele Parente, The San Diego Union-Tribune The old adage “with age comes wisdom” isn’t just a warm and fuzzy way to look at the aging process — it’s a biological function that could provide clues to behavior, brain function and even human evolution itself, according to a top researcher at UC San...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Why Success Sometimes Starts with Failure

    By Therese Borchard, Everyday Health Every year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds a Fail Fest, where they celebrate a valuable lesson they learned while investing moneys into a loser organization that has absolutely bombed. According to this brilliant team, failure is chock full of wisdom...
     Posted by: brendah
  • With age, comes wisdom and increasing doubt

    By Drew Edwards, The Record While most manifestations of my tumble into middle age are entirely predictable — mysterious aches and pains, the inability to digest delicious deep-fried foods, a preponderance of nose hair — there is one that I simply did not anticipate. Doubt. From my late-teens onward...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Stairway to Wisdom

    May 15, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times Let’s say you wanted to understand a social problem in depth. Let’s say you wanted to move from a dry, statistical understanding of a problem to a rich, humane one. How would you do it? What steps would you take on your climb toward understanding? Well...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Art of Presence

    January 20, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times Tragedy has twice visited the Woodiwiss family. In 2008, Anna Woodiwiss, then 27, was working for a service organization in Afghanistan. On April 1, she went horseback riding and was thrown, dying from her injuries. In 2013, her younger sister Catherine...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Developing wisdom in a business school? Critical reflections on pedagogical practice (2014)

    Abstract: This essay considers the question of whether, and if so, how wisdom may be developed in a business school. It begins with a critical exegesis of a passage from the recent Carnegie report Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession, unpacking the term ‘practical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Leap Year Project: Learning to Risk & Risking to Learn (2013)

    This adventure started with a single deep-seated desire to make a difference. It was this desire that hooked Victor Saad on pursuing a business degree around social enterprise. Yet as he researched MBA options, he wondered if business school was the most effective way to learn. Believing there had to...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Degrees of Uncertainty: An Overview and Framework For Future Research On Experience-Based Choice (2010)

    by Tim Rakow and Ben R. Newell A striking finding has emerged recently in the literature: When decision makers are faced with essentially the same choice, their preferences differ as a function of whether options are described or are “experienced” via observation and feedback. For example, when presented...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Cortex and Memory: Emergence of a New Paradigm (2009)

    Joaquín M. Fuster Converging evidence from humans and nonhuman primates is obliging us to abandon conventional models in favor of a radically different, distributed-network paradigm of cortical memory. Central to the new paradigm is the concept of memory network or cognit—that is, a memory or an item...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
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  • Expert Skill: A Model of Wisdom

    By Jason D. Swartwood, University of Minnesota Depending on my mood, I usually either twitch with excitement or cringe when asked about my research. I’ve tried out various answers to these casual queries, but my favorite is: “I study what (practical) wisdom is and how we can get it.” This response has...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Oz: A Metaphor of Moral Courage and Self-Compassion

    by Brenda Huskey In her famous words at the end of the 1939 film production of The Wizard of Oz , Dorothy Gale helps us to realize that wisdom is not granted by a wizard or teacher so much as it is realized by the individual by searching within: “…if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won...
     Posted by: brendah
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