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

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