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“A brilliant and comprehensive introduction to the most seminal component of leadership: wisdom. The diversity of the readings and wisdom of the authors make this a most original and valuable addition to the management canon.”—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader“This wonderful compilation proves that management is as much art as science, and that deep thinking can inform and inspire practice to be more humane, ethical, and, yes, wise.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End“If you'll forgive a pun, this is a wise book about organizational and managerial wisdom. It shows what's possible when some of our best thinkers turn their ...
Chapter 21: Wisdom: Objectivism as the Proper Philosophy for Living on Earth
Wisdom: Objectivism as the Proper Philosophy for Living on Earth
The term wisdom means “understanding of what is true, right, or lasting” (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 1992). Wisdom begins with philosophy. Why? To quote Ayn Rand,
Philosophy studies the fundamental nature of existence, of man, and of man's relationship to existence. As against the special sciences, which deal only with particular aspects, philosophy deals with those aspects of the universe which pertain to everything that exists. In the realm of cognition, the special sciences are the trees, but philosophy is the soil that makes the forest possible. (Rand, 1982, p. 2, italics in original)
Philosophy provides answers to the following questions. What is the ...