The Project Manager with the Magic Touch

"Ze girl? She seems like a very nice girl. She "plays" monsieur, like a very nice girl.  However, it ztinks! Is not so hard to understand: Her playing, very polite. Mistake, no. It says E-flat, she plays E-flat. Ping-ping. Hit the right note, always, very proper. Look, monsieur, play the piano,  is not about the fingers. "Done"  with the fingers, yes. But the music, she is inside. … Continue reading The Project Manager with the Magic Touch

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Defining Productive Efficiency

Efficiency is a futile pursuit when not pursued in the context of effectiveness, i.e. in the context of achieving worthy goals. But how effective can we be if we are not minimizing wasteful efforts? How much efficiency is desirable? What is the optimal level of efficiency that maximizes our overall effectiveness? What is Productive Efficiency? … Continue reading Defining Productive Efficiency

Aristotle and Effective Intelligence

Aristotle's virtues' philosophy provides the foundation for the concept of Effective Intelligence (FI), as it connects the goals of success and happiness (or well-being) to the core virtues needed before one can be effective in their pursuit. Effective intelligence (FI) is defined as one's ability to set and achieve valuable and meaningful goals that contribute towards achieving … Continue reading Aristotle and Effective Intelligence

Efficient Intelligence – a futile pursuit

The effectiveness vs efficiency question is a common one, usually presented as a balance or tradeoff between the priorities of doing the right things versus doing things right. Effectiveness is measured in terms of achieving desired results and it’s about maximizing the value produced (by achieving worthy goals) within given constraints (e.g. capacity, time). On … Continue reading Efficient Intelligence – a futile pursuit

Insecurity vs (Over)Confidence

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, while wiser people are so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell We live in a world where the dominant paradigm endorses, promotes, requires or even is dependent on certainty and confidence. If you want to "play the game" … Continue reading Insecurity vs (Over)Confidence

Thoughts on Effective Intelligence

Why do smart people do dumb things? Why are the most intelligent or privileged people not necessarily the happiest ones? What does it take to become "successful"? What is Effective Intelligence (FI)? Effective intelligence (FI) is one's ability to use their natural and developed capabilities effectively in order to achieve "success". It is one's ability … Continue reading Thoughts on Effective Intelligence