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'Knowledge, Vibrancy, Originality'

Ranjan Banerjee

Author: Ranjan Banerjee

Date: Sat, 2016-09-03 00:31

A few months back, I teamed up with Snehal Shah and R Gopalakrishnan to put together a workshop on thought leadership for our faculty.

The workshop revealed many things, but put us firmly on a journey. We reaffirmed our faith in the depth and breadth of shared wisdom that exists in the faculty body. We also emphasised a truth - that knowledge is converted into wisdom only when it is shared.

The faculty resolved to begin a shared journey to thought leadership. Three months down the line, the first small step in that journey is visible. This is the SPJIMR blog- the thoughts, musings, reflections and ideas of our eclectic and celebrated faculty.

We would like you to read these pieces, comment on them, share them, and if you are a member of our community, join the movement by writing for us. The SP blog will become a platform for students, staff , faculty and alumni. It will showcase our knowledge, vibrancy and originality and will be part of a set of knowledge building and sharing initiatives that will put us firmly on the path to thought leadership.

Long ago, Descartes said 'I think, therefore I am'. We will expand that to 'We think, write, and share; Therefore, we have the power to change the world."

 

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<p>I truly beleive that this is the best time "&nbsp;to learn"...and what is better than learning from the experiences &amp; knowledge of our teachers! Since its time for digital India...i would really want to explore&nbsp;this blog in the playstore of my&nbsp;phone...some time soon .</p>

The blog is a novel idea to implement and heartiest congratulations for it going live. I would like to share my thoughts on Knowledge, Vibrancy and Originality. When it comes to creation, the human brain is one of the most complexes. The volume of information a human brain can store is comparable if not more than a supercomputer’s storage unit. A human being learns at every stage of life either by being taught or by observing. Thus, the accumulation of knowledge, wisdom and emotions cumulate into experiences and memories. During the ages of the sages, knowledge was imparted by oral recitation and repetition. They believed that by rehearsing their hymns and mantras they would be updated. This trained the mind, body and spirit. Moving through time as man invented paper and ink, he realized the importance of documenting the knowledge. This became imperative as the transfer of knowledge through word of mouth had its own drawback. If not received or imparted properly it will get distorted through the generations passed. This resulted in our scriptures and manuscripts. In today’s world of technology, every individual is entitled to an opinion which he or she can express freely. When one shares information, facts, anecdotes and experiences it helps the reader, listener or viewer build on his/her learning by letting him/her connect to the incident, event or moment. They could draw a parallel in opinion, converge at ideas or diverge to create something new. Expression of one’s thoughts is not limited to books, newspapers and magazines but has expanded to blogs, vlogs and articles. The web of the internet has made all this accessible at the click of a button. Today’s man has the ability to empower himself with the knowledge in the world and share his perspective on it. This leads to a vibrant environment wherein the single focal point for all convergence is knowledge. Usage of this knowledge stems from the growth of wisdom. Lastly, every individual is unique, and this uniqueness is the source of originality.

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