The founders of wisementor have always been fascinated and
invested in understanding what drives learning and growth. While
there are arguably several factors involved, there are
countless examples to suggest that one avenue to accelerated
growth is to surround yourself with people that have significantly
more wisdom than you.
The dictionary definition of wisdom is the combination of
knowledge, experience and good judgement, all of which typically
need to be acquired over a long period of time.
Unfortunately, because of the amount of time required to achieve
these attributes, and because of programmed working ages, those
with the most wisdom often lose their influence and reach to shape
future generations, just when they have the most to share and the
time and space to share it.
Simultaneously, our increasingly consumer driven societies
have inadvertently extended ideas like planned obsolescence to people
and by and large we measure a person's worth by the number of technical skills they can bring to the table, instead of appreciating
that human soft skills may be the only thing of value as we
shift to a more automated economy.
The consequence of this is that we are no longer fostering
two-way relationships between elders, who can share insights form their
successes and failures, and future generations who provide a critical
perspective on how the world is changing.
While it is clearly important that new opportunities are created
for future generations and to constantly test new ideas, at
wisementor we see a huge opportunity to combine the young and the
wise to powerful effect.