One of the things that most resonated with me from what has come out of Davos this year, are the words of anthropoligist Jane Goodall.

We have broken the link between intellect and wisdom. If we think of wisdom as love, compassion and making decisions not based on “how will this help me now”, “how will this help my bank account”, “how will it help in the next shareholders meeting”, “how will it help my next political campaign”. But “how will this decision I make today affect future generations”.

Jane Goodall

It is a most profound thought, and one that is applicable to many of the decisions we take day after day. How often do we stop to ask about the impact of our actions, words, choices on others?

Practicing wisdom also means using your knowledge for the greater good. It is a trait we need in leaders and businesses, nowadays more than ever.

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