Episode Date January 10, 2023
Featured Guest Bobby Herrera
Featured Book "The Wisdom Pyramid" by Brett McCracken

Episode Summary

Bobby Herrera reading from Brett McCracken’s The Wisdom Pyramid, and discussing the difference between knowledge and wisdom.

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When I first published The Advice Trap back in 2022, it was accompanied by a bonus course I created called ‘The Year of Living Brilliantly.’ Fifty-two different teachers, each teaching one powerful lesson on video. If you’ve been a participant, you’ll know today’s guest because his episode is one of the most popular. If you haven’t taken the course yet, you’re in luck – you’re about to meet one of its brilliant faculty members.

Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a short, excellent book on leadership, and the co-founder and President of Populus Group. Populus is Latin for ‘people,’ and that is absolutely where Bobby’s focus is.

Bobby reads two pages from ‘The Wisdom Pyramid’ by Brett McCracken. [reading begins at 8:44]

Hear us discuss:

  • Discerning what knowledge should be applied. [12:36]
  • “I’ve simply stopped focusing on anything that I can’t control.” [16:18]
  • How to both stand out and fit in. [18:39]
  • The art of surrendering power. [21:02]
  • Learning to sit with betrayal: “I’ve come to expect disappointment.” [23:30]
  • Remaining whole while being committed to giving: “Two’s a trend.” [27:08]

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Resources:

Bobby Herrera | Website | LinkedIn | Populus Group | The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading

Brett McCracken | The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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