Knowledge is not power. Wisdom is power.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

The Agile training industry is overly concerned with knowledge.

It certifies in knowledge.

It doesn’t notice its lack of attention to wisdom.

It puts that on the people gaining the knowledge.

We need to shift from following knowledge to using wisdom.


Dispel disbelief in order to learn

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”

― Epictetus

Everything you hear goes through your filters – that is how you view the world.

When you hear something new, you will often think it’s wrong – simply because it doesn’t match your past views. This is a sense-making action and it is useful. It is useful to be able to quickly make sense of things. 

But when new ideas are presented, it’s important to consider that maybe there is some truth to them that doesn’t match your current thinking.  To get the new ideal past your filter, it’s important to dispel belief – which may be stopping you from considering what’s been said.