It all began... in a Starbucks
The Global Wisdom Project was founded by Philip Charles Williams in 2012.
The Global Wisdom Project recognizes that one of the greatest modern human needs is the need for authentic meaning.
After food and shelter, meaning is what most people want, and they are looking for it when they go to Church or Synagogue, to the Art Museum or the Mall… it’s why they watch sports, or follow politics.
In the absence of meaning, people drink heavily or do drugs, engage in violence or feel generally helpless or alone.
The Global Wisdom Project was founded to respond to this felt absence of meaning with a human face, a human story and human kindness.
People want to know what other people’s life experiences are like, and that knowledge about other people’s experiences is wisdom and the experience of that wisdom is meaningful.