Wisdom, comfort zones and Henry Mintzberg


A recent piece in India’s Free Press Journal delves into wisdom and the six parameters listed in the ancient Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. The parameters include listening intently and gaining a full understanding of something before jumping into action, being able to hold forth on seminal books, having a quick mind and so on. Loyalty is also listed as a big factor, as is openness to change.

The piece mentions Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s position that change is something that can be of real benefit to those who are open to it, while those who resist can quickly find themselves left behind.

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