Sunday, January 4, 2015

Does Philosophy make us a better Leader ?

 


The richness of inner, rational beauty always spreads and deepens  ~ Nietzsche

An instant smile gleams through my face when I hear this bollywood song " Philosophy ka craze hai, Kehti hai yeh ik phase hai " as if LYRICS were written exclusively for me. " 





At 35, in the quest for Truth and self discovery, to interrogate myself, my way of Living, answer questions about Morality, Free Will ,  I  discovered and took to reading deeper and original Philosophers eg Nietzsche, David Humes et al to be a different kind of person. Once you believe in Growth mindset ( Carol Dweck ) , you tend to believe you are not carved in stone and can evolve as you will. 
I believe PHILOSOPHY is utmost for an EXAMINED LIFE . 





An unexamined Life is not worth Living -  Socrates

Philosophy answers lots of big questions about LIFE & once you  gain further understanding you tend to develop an inner compass to sail through various situations in LIFE. 

Further Resources to explore for inner strength , beauty and to further deepen thought around Philosophy for Life.

1. Open Culture

1100 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. & collection of 120 Free Philosophy eBooks.

2 . Philosophy for Life  - Book  

3. Plato at the Googleplex - Why Philosophy won't go away - Book by Rebecca Goldstein

4. On Strategy - What Managers can Learn from Philosophy ( Coursera MOOC ) 

5. How Philosophy makes you a better Leader - HBR article


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