Some quotes from this intriguing speech by Barry Schwartz about our lost wisdom:
- “You don’t need to be brilliant to be wise” but at the same time “Without wisdom, brilliance is not enough”.
- “We hate to do it, but we have to follow procedure” some say
- “Rules and procedures may be dumb, but they spare you from thinking” (Scott Simon)
- “As we turn increasingly to rules, rules and incentives may make things better in the short run, but they create a downwards spiral that makes them worse in the long run” and “we are engaging on a war on wisdom”
- “We must ask, not just is it profitable, but is it right” (Barak Obama, 18-12-2008)
Also read my story about rewarding strategies.