A New Respect for “Hedgehogs” and “Foxes”

Our colleague, Mary Gentile, sent me this comment of hers on a kind of “mindfulness” which seems most needed just now in our world.

She took Isaiah Berlin’s noted distinction between hedgehogs, who know one big thing and foxes, who know many smaller things and juxtaposes their respective contributions to wisdom.

Mary has provided distinctive leadership in making ethics streetwise and effective in her work on “giving voice to values.” She now has a program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business which you can visit here.

Her book, Giving Voice to Values, can be found here.