About Tom Butler-Bowdon
Tom's mission is to expand your mind, leading you to discover ideas, books and people you may not have found otherwise.
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50 Business Classics
Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management and strategy
What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can launch a great enterprise or help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to trawl through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With its insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the essence of great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing, illuminated and clarified as never before.
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"Butler-Bowdon is so good at distilling the essence of these books that you may feel you don't have to read them. He is a true scholar of this type of literature."
"A tremendous resource ... Because the range and depth of sources are so huge, the cumulative reading effect is amazing. Alternatively, it educates and edifies, affirms and inspires. Often both."
Stephen R Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"A brilliant synthesis. The author makes complex ideas accessible and practical, without dumbing down the material. I found myself over and over thinking, 'Oh, that's what that guy meant'".
Douglas Stone, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School
"A kaleidoscope of inspiration ... insightful commentaries on each classic and biographical information on the authors. A unique overview."
With Introductions by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Philosophy of Success
Interview on The Stoa show where Tom discusses his theory of "success as truth" - and answers questions from attendees
Self-Help Through The Ages
Presentation at Stoicon 2020 conference. Tom presents humanity as the "practicing species", and discusses the urge towards self-help within the context of Marcus Aurelius, Foucault, and Wittgenstein.
Click on the image to see my talk, "Marcus Aurelius: Self-Help Exemplar", at the Stoicon 2020 Virtual Conference
The Great Books in Economics
Citywire executive chair Lawrence Lever and director of content Richard Lander interviewed Tom to mark Citywire's serialization of 50 Economics Classics. Among other things, the interview covers how Tom got into non-fiction writing, the future of work, and his thoughts on Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus!
Interview w/ Ruben Chavez
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