Monday, December 26, 2022


So hopefully, we are moving from a knowledge economy to the digital age with the abundance of wisdom.

It is the holiday season, it’s also the right moment to recharge energy, bring an optimistic view about the future, set the fresh tones in pursuit of true wisdom. In reality, it's so easy to see faults and mistakes; make negative thoughts & messages pervasive. 

But start from this holiday, encourage positive thinking, recognize benevolent intentions and actions; and bring authenticity, fresh insight, true wisdom to light; in order to rejuvenate fresh energy, refresh mindsets, and reinvent an advanced human society. All of us need to ponder: What wisdom does humanity need to develop in the present day situations? Take some time to reflect on the spirit of the holiday and take a progressive journey to pursue true wisdom.

It’s important to differentiate true wisdom from conventional wisdom: Wisdom includes whatever knowledge we've acquired and it incorporates experiences, reflections, and questioning to capture insight. It may seem intangible, but it is very real and invaluable, and there is personal learning in it. There is rational wisdom - accumulative wisdom based on past experience and gained knowledge. There is unconventional wisdom which implies “out-of-the-box” thinking creativity and fresh insight. Keep in mind though, conventional wisdom has a negative connotation about sticking to outdated concepts, old traditions, ineffective cultures, or simply the old ways to do things. If you keep holding conventional wisdom, you continue encouraging mediocrity. Thus, it’s truly a courageous journey to break down old thinking boxes and pursue true wisdom.

With rapid changes and frequent disruptions, it’s important to scrutinize those common beliefs or best practices, are they still fully functioning or already outdated? Insightful business leaders and professionals should share their fresh insight based on their subjective perceptions to explore themselves, surrounds and beyond, try to minimize the discrepancy between their personal understanding and objective truth. That means they are on the journey in pursuit of truth. True wisdom leads to putting more thoughts into things and searching for flaws in decisions and that widens the possibility of coming up with alternative solutions.

It’s crucial to strike the right balance between confidence and humility; long term & short-term perspective, local and global: Wisdom is the insightful quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the inner quality of being wise. In reality, there are quite many silos in traditional industrial organizations. The impact of collaboration platforms and technological tools are right on. Insightful leaders and professionals are about to strike the right balance of the optimistic spirit and cautious attitude; confidence and humility; openness and standardization; discipline and flexibility; local common sense and global wisdom; and balance long term and short term goals & objectives.

The future of the organization is the right mix of ‘virtual’ and physical. While information technology provides new frontiers for work systems, there are also challenges with issues of human 'connectivity'. What's intended to bring us closer together may leave us feeling further apart. As deep human connection is still important, and the connection is not only just about physical interaction but more importantly as an emotional connection. Wise leaders and professionals encourage cross functional communication, collaboration, to build a culture of learning agility and innovation.

Imagine how different the world would be if true understanding, empathy and real wisdom become the theme of modern society: In the real world, humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with the feelings and thoughts of others. So misunderstanding, misinterpretation, miscommunication cause significant issues and divide human society. The most important capability of the cognitive mind is the willingness and ability to seek out fresh knowledge, gain an in-depth understanding of issues or people, address people’s ignorance and assumptions, articulate the real root cause of problems in order to solve them smoothly.

Someone in the throes of a strong emotion is simply unable to hear rational arguments or respond logically. Listen objectively with an open heart and mind, make cohesive understanding and logical reasoning; being non-judgmental, and balance between tolerance and respect to achieve harmony. Once a person understands that we all have different lenses, perceptions in the way we look at the world, it becomes easier to connect the mind and touch the heart, she/he becomes a wiser human being.

We are moving to the deep, deep digital dynamic; put aside all the trained thoughts, boxes, systems and let the open possibility come to connect naturally, Wisdom encourages us to keep on gathering facts; knowledge. Knowledge without wisdom perhaps creates more problems due to misunderstanding and misjudgment; when it creates wisdom which gains more knowledge that creates more wisdom. So hopefully, we are also moving from a knowledge economy to the digital age with the abundance of wisdom.


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