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Clever only goes so far

“Knowledge that is divorced from justice should be called cunning rather than wisdom” – Cicero

I have worked with a lot of clever types, but those relationships were short lived. Cleverness always seems to involve cutting corners. And everyone around them knew it, and nobody trusted them. I’ve also worked with some folks I thought were wise. They enriched the lives of those around them. In other words, their partners, employees, investors, customers and vendors all seemed content. And the wise flourished as a result.