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

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