My first sport club at age 7 was a chess club. It was almost 40 years ago and provide me many life lessons. These two were most important – chess game teach me to plan few steps ahead and respect person that play against you. These lessons helped literally everywhere – when I served in Russian and in Israeli army, visited criminal quarters of Atlanta, New Orleans and Capetown, talked with Russian gangsters or when simply made strategic steps that changed my whole life. It always paid back. I felt pretty satisfied with my intellectual capabilities surrounded by smart and nice hi tech people. Thus two things change my understanding on what’s going on. First one was new position when often I was need to communicate news with mass of people around the world. It was big surprise for me that almost each one understand simple written text on its own way and it was first hint how people see thing differently. The second one was my habit to read comments to articles in different web sites. Sometime i was shocked how people see same fact not just differently but often totally opposite. i started to think whether it good that we -human beign think on so different ways? What make me so angry when people come to different from me conclusions when getting same set of facts? At this moment management of complex international projects already get me a clue that not always all truth located in my hands. Anyway deeply inside I believed (like many of us) that I know/understand better than average person. That is was changed again.
I’d like to stop there, next post will be about Collective Wisdom in people society and animal tribes that totally changed my understanding what people can do when connect their brains together.
Tell me what you think about yourself – are smarter than average person you meet in othe office or on the street?