This book has been written for those who work as well as for those of us who might play golf regularly or just now and then. Specifically, it is written for those who desperately want to make work more than useless toil – rewarded only by a pay-cheque; and for those who wish to make leadership more than simply fulfilling organizational demands with “carrots and sticks”.
“This is truly a fascinating book. It makes the ideas of the great philosophers meaningful to everyday life. A remarkable achievement.”
- Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada & Consul General to the USA
“It's very accessible. Over nine holes of golf we are introduced to the ideas of some of the great thinkers and shown how we can all become applied philosophers, using these ideas to lead better lives. The world needs more applied philosophers!”
Elizabeth Fistein PhD MRCPsych
Ethics and Law Lead, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge
“What if you could play a round of golf with history's most provocative philosophers? The Enlightened Dead gives us that opportunity and at the same time offers a practical guide to leadership. A great read for fans of golf, leadership and philosophy.”
President, MeetingZone North America
“This book offers meaningful insights from Socrates, Aristotle and other great minds to help give you a “competitive and meaningful advantage” in today’s business world."
Dave Ploughman President & CEO, BSTREET Group,
Toronto, London, New York
“Play a round of golf ... and learn the origin of foundational theories of organizational behaviour."
Rob Cooke, Leadership Advisor and Strategist
This book has been written for those who work as well as for those of us who might play golf regularly or just now and then. Specifically, it is written for those who desperately want to make work more than useless toil - rewarded only by a pay-cheque; and for those who wish to make leadership more than simply fulfilling organizational demands with “carrots and sticks”.
While this story takes place on a golf course, one does not need to play the game to appreciate the message. Though it is a book about the philosophy of work and leadership, one does not need to be a philosopher or even to have taken a course in philosophy to appreciate the message and the humour contained within. Anyone who is reflecting on their life as a working person would find this book helpful, funny, entertaining, completely different from other books about work or golf, and, most importantly - thought provoking. There are over 61 million people in the world that have conversations on a golf course.