Weights and Measures

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

– Plato

The Greek philosopher, Plato, emphasizes the importance of making sound decisions.

So what kind of decision would Plato identify as “sound?”

Well, he appears to be downplaying the importance of numbers or the “bottomline,” which has become so prevalent.

In Ancient Greece, mathematics was already in use but people valued what we now refer to as “the big picture” and trusted it more than just facts and figures.

That is what Plato means by “knowledge” – looking for the big picture.

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