I came upon this diagram on the net and was discussing with my wife. Which of the two is more important: Experience or Intelligence.
Based on the diagram, intelligence without experience equals to “knowledge”. This is a typical student traits. A student who learns and knows the theory on the back of the head but have no experience in real life situation.
On the other hand, experience without intelligence equals to “information”. This is similar to a typical information center we find in shopping center. They would know if you ask them questions within the boundary of the information they know. Beyond that, they would be unable to think out of the box and give you a satisfactory answer.
Ideally, it should be a balance between the two. Experience combined with Intelligence equals to “Wisdom” – a comprehension of an optimum judgment of action coupled with insight. This is where everyone should aim for.