why wisdom traditions?wisdom traditions are repositories of deep knowledgeabout universal principles that govern reality
why wisdom traditions?wisdom traditions aim to create exemplary livingthey describe universal principles that governharmonious, prosperous and sustainable existencethese principles, reformulated as ‘design principles’are at the heart of truly sustainable business
where are wisdom traditions found? religions wisdom traditions are the expression of universal principleswisdom traditions they are at the heart of religions and cultures expressed as moral precepts, rituals and social customsuniversal principles
where are wisdom traditions found?a resurgence in books and magazines creates awarenesssuch original wisdom texts stimulate reflection andinterest in the traditions and its practiceswhen this happens in a culture,what does it mean and what responsibility does it entail?
what do we know of about wisdom traditions? in western culture our attention has been focused on measurement and study of the material world wisdom traditions’ attention has been elsewhere: experiencing and expressing vital universal principles governing all aspects of existenceLarge Hadron Collidor, CERN Switzerland
what do we know about wisdom traditions?contrary to popular beliefwisdom traditions are evidence based:their knowledge is structured, predictable, replicable,transferable and has observable resultsmost often seen applied to personal, individual developmentbut might also be applied tocreate successful organizations and societies
how can we re-connect with wisdom traditions?•become aware of their possible contribution•understand the fundamental principles•reformulate as ‘design principles’•identify possible application domainsdevelop, research and testpractical applications in business and society
how do we realize the opportunity of wisdom traditions?create a dialogue between business and wisdom traditionsrephrasing wisdom’s possible contributionrethinking business as a wisdom endeavour
cranmore foundationthe foundation recognizes the oppportunity thatwisdom knowledge provides for businessit stimulates awareness and researchby bringing together business and wisdom traditionsto develop modern practical applications of ancient knowledgecranmorefoundation.org
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