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Leadership lessons from Confucius: between the two extremes

Temple of Yan Hui

子曰:「攻乎異端,斯害也己。」
Confucius said: “Focusing your attention only on the extremes will lead to nothing but harm.” (1)

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leadership Lessons from Confucius: learning without thinking

learning without thinking

子曰:「學而不思則罔,思而不學則殆。」
Confucius said: “Learning without thinking leads to perplexity. Thinking without learning leads to trouble.”

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