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“Jobs Are The New Assets” from Time

This is an article in Time about shifting values from land/capital to simply having a reliable job as a trend seen under the current economic crisis. It might be of interest in relation to Keith Whitaker’s project “Wisdom at Work: An Inquiry into Wealth Counseling as a Form of Practical Wisdom” (Project description)

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March 16, 2009 Posted by | Random but interesting | Leave a comment

“What is Wisdom” from ToothyWiki

DouglasReay debates with a post form Agile Metrics about meaning of wisdom. While the author of that post argues that “Data is not Information is not Knowledge is not Experience is not Wisdom”, DouglasReay disagrees and proposes his own interpration of what is wisdom.

This post is interesting in relation to Ankur Gupta’s project “Wisdom Is Compression: Data Compression as a Mathematical Measure of Wisdom” (Project description).

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March 16, 2009 Posted by | Wisdom Articles, Wisdom definitions | Leave a comment

16th Century Wisdom Handbook from Wisdom-Centered Life

This is a description and an outline of a wisdom handbook from 16th century – Moral Philosophy of Stoics by Guillaume du Vair, which is based on the Handbook of Epictetus, a Stoic work from second century.

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March 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized, Wisdom Articles, Wisdom-related resources | Leave a comment

Definitions of Wisdom from Wisdom-Centered Life

This page gives a variety of definitions of wisdom that span different time periods (from antiquity to modernity) and different parts of the world. It also touches on the difficulty of defining wisdom and gives a few related concepts.

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March 16, 2009 Posted by | Wisdom definitions, Wisdom websites | Leave a comment

Barry Schwartz Video on Practical Wisdom

This 20-minute by Barry Schwartz was presented at the 2009 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Long Beach, California.

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March 16, 2009 Posted by | Videos and Podcasts | Leave a comment