“Wise” and “smart” are both ways of saying someone knows what to do. The difference is that “wise” means one has a high average outcome across all situations, and “smart” means one does spectacularly well in a few. That is, if you had a graph in which the x axis represented situations and the y axis the outcome, the graph of the wise person would be high overall, and the graph of the smart person would have high peaks.
Blogs are certainly redefining the online landscape. There are 55 million of them and counting, with some studies confirming that more than 100,000 blogs are created everyday! Blogs are invading corporate websites, online newspapers and content portals. Could blogs also replace resumes, though?
The NextPath blog has an interesting article titled “13 things I wish I learned in College”. While I would certainly add more competencies and attitudes to the list you will certainly find those points valid…
Most of the people agree that knowledge and information are two distinct concepts. But do they also agree upon the differences that separate the two concepts? Not really.
If you want to have success you should should try to absorb as much knowledge as possible right? Well, not quite. At least not only! I believe success, whether we talk at professional or personal level, derives from three factors: knowledge, competencies and attitudes.
Do business schools really prepare students for the challenges they will face after graduation? This is a polemic topic, and I am inclined to think that most academic institutions could do a much better job then they are currently doing.
If you ask people why do they go to the university, specially if you ask that before they go, most of them will answer with one word: knowledge. Now, I do believe that knowledge is something you will get out of university, but is not the only one nor the most important.
The third point of my speech was about learning (you can find the first two under the Career category). More specifically it was about the fact that we never stop learning.
This was the second point on the speech I gave last week, which was entitled “Kick-starting your Career”.
Today I gave a small speech to the senior years of a high school where I have studied some time ago. It was not related to innovation management, nevertheless I would like to share with you the main points of my speech, which was entitled “Kick-starting your Career”.