“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification”

– Martin Fischer


Knowledge is not enough

Wisdom grows out of knowledge in context. This means to act wisely as a leader it is not enough to know what one person in your organisation knows, even if you could tap in to all his knowledge. It is not enough even to know everything everybody in his office knows. You need to know what EVERYBODY in your organisation knows, how all this knowledge interrelates. You need to be able to understand the structure, the relationships, the  priorities, the whys and wherefores, the meanings.

Wisdom of the crowd

This is what Akumen gives you. We take the collective knowledge of your organisation and build a Knowledge Tree. Your Knowledge Tree. This distils the knowledge in your organisation, enabling it to become more than simply knowledge, allowing you to tap in to the “wisdom of the crowd”.

Wisdom is the best use of knowledge

Wisdom is making the best use of knowledge, and Akumen is the best at distilling knowledge.

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Wisdom is making the best use of knowledge

Wisdom is a human quality, and why businesses are run by humans not computers. We cannot make you wise but we can give you the best possible foundation for wise decisions.

Knowledge-based tools

Deciding wisely is all very well, but you still have to act, follow through, evaluate outcomes and continue to learn. Akumen can help you here too, with tools drawing on the knowledge you have amassed, driving solutions based on what your people already know, and what they know works.


“Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom

– Charles Spurgeon