Category: Wisdoms

Some of my best slides from the past 6 weeks: technology, humanity and the future (a special FuturistGerd collection of visual memes)

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We’re spending so much time trying to become robots that we’re forgetting how to be human (Scott Hartley via

  Totally my topic 😉 “The drumbeat of science, technology, engineering, and math has picked up tempo, but a crisis of culture has emerged from its cadence. As we embark ever more aggressively on the path to master machines, we are forgetting the very foundations of what it means to be human.” We’re ...

Insightful Max Planck and Peter Guber quotes

“Consciousness is fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness” Max Planck, 1931 via BigThink   “So long as the human being remains a human being and doesn’t become mechanical, have all mechanical parts and a ...

Great quote on taking a holistic approach to knowledge, intelligence and technology (Arthur C. Clarke)

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”  Arthur C. Clarke Here is how I sometimes put it:

Watch Alain de Botton’s great talk on the philosophy of business and technology: the pursuit of wisdom

I really like Alain de Botton‘s work as it relates very much to my own desire to inject some #practicalwisdom (phronesis) into the conversation where- and whenever I speak to people and clients (yes, just like Alain, I have recently gone back to some ancient Greek philosophers for inspiration). I particularly love Alain’s comments ...

An important leadership lesson from Garry Kasparov: what works today may not work tomorrow

via Chess champion Garry Kasparov on coaching and competition: “There’s this conventional wisdom that it’s possible to give universal advice — a tip. But we’re all different. Your decision-making process is as unique as your fingerprints or your DNA. Something that works for you may be counterproductive for me. Some of us are more ...

Quote of the day: one of the most harmful addictions? A monthly salary

Found via Medium  Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

How much do YOU believe in technology? A short video excerpt from my keynote at Global Leadership Summit 2015

This is a short excerpt of my talk on ‘a new relationship of man and machine’ at the Global Leadership Summit / London Business School   and for the slides, podcasts and PDFs

The future of media and content is not (just) about technology: it's about Humanity (short video by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Would love to know what you think about this… A short message from me: And here’s the entire talk: And don’t forget to watch my new video on tech vs humanity 


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