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What a 'wise' board director is

Wisdom is born out of controlling lower ground thinking by the discipline of higher ground thinking-the word discipline is noteworthy

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R Gopalakrishnan 

R Gopalakrishnan

Corporations need “wise” directors, but wisdom is not necessarily present in a person with many years of experience. Wisdom is like a muscle. It must be identified and worked on to improve it. You surely know all of this, dear reader, and so do I.

But I have always wondered what wise means. This is a philosophical subject, difficult to cover in a short article. I was presented a book by Art Kleiner, a distinguished writer and editor, titled The Wise Advocate. The book had been co-authored by him with two well-matched professionals: Jeffrey Schwartz, a research psychiatrist ...

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First Published: Fri, October 16 2020. 02:39 IST
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