Being wise versus being smart September 4, 2008Posted by jeremyliew in Entrepreneur, start-up, startup.
Great post today from Sim Simeonov about being wise vs being smart that I’ll quote in its entirety since it is so short:
There is a set of interrelated concepts I’m fond of reminding entrepreneurs about but I’ve never found a really good way to summarize them into a sentence that conveys the right meaning and tone. Here are various renditions:
* Be different, not best
* Do less, not more
* Go around a wall, not through it
* It is better to figure out how not to have to solve a problem as opposed to having to solve the problem.
A while back I was talking to my friends at Kaltura about this and CEO Ron Yekutiel told me about a saying he’d heard about the difference between smart and wise people.
The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a wise person knows how not to get into situations that a smart person knows how to get out of.