Knowledge is **NOT** Power! LO12128

Wed, 22 Jan 97 13:23:10 EST

Replying to LO12087 --

Eric Opp wrote about knowledge vs wisdom being POWER!

In my paradigm I make discrete distinctions between information,
knowldge and wisdom, and how those can develop into Power!

Information is the data. The words, the books. (the What)

Knowledge is understanding the data and how to apply it. (the How)

Wisdom is much deeper. It has nothing to do with information or
data. It is an understanding of life, of the world. (the Why)

A person with the information about sales, won't be able to be
successful at marketing until he tries doing it. Then he gains the
knowledge and can become very successful. When he moves beyond that
and understands the 'why', the game he's playing then he becomes a

Each of these things on their own is not power. Coupled with action,
any of these can lead to a position of Power.

Eric, can you explain to me what you mean by Power?

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves


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