Knowledge is “Local.” Wisdom is “Global.”
Ever meet someone who was exceptionally brilliant on one subject, but clueless when it came to the rest of life? Yes, I’ve met my share in Silicon Valley. On the other hand, have you ever met someone who was a sage on one subject, but otherwise lost? Probably not so much.
The reason is simple.
Wisdom is portable and can take you to places you never imagined, even out of your sphere of influence and expertise. Yes, knowledge is power, but it’s often static. It also risks obsolescence with time. Meanwhile, wisdom ferments as it becomes more potent in your life.