Readers of this site will note that I have a broad definition of “philosopher.” My reading list reflects this.
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Recently, I discovered Alain de Botton, a philosopher for the people. Read More
Ah parents–good parents– So lovable yet so gullible. They’ll buy anything–tips and tricks– that are “good for the kids.” But, alas, there’s something wrong. Their kids get lost in the throng! As they exit their bubble They begin to struggle. What if the secret to success is failure? What if you need grit in order […]
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Actions speak louder than words. Put your money where your mouth is. No matter how you say it, the meaning is clear: actions matter.
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One could conceivably succeed in this world on one’s own merit, but it is certainly easier and more fun with peers. To be a successful leader though, one must have peers.
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Some things never change, like needing some degree of social grace in order to succeed.
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In the Information Age, we assume that more information is always better, but that is not true.
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Increasingly, our world feels like one of extremes. Things must be right or wrong. You’re either with me or against me.
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To accomplish anything of significance, it helps to know a few things and to create a plan.
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian is unlike any book you are likely to find on bookshelves today.
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