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What the Ancient Greeks and Romans can teach us about succeeding in at work today.

Engaging, daily readings and inspirations on overcoming the challenges of work.

Unique self-help book for anyone who is seeking an alternative perspective on their work and career.

Written by a successful business practitioner who has had a lifetime interest in the Classics.

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ISBN: 978-1-912555-10-9

FORMAT: 216x138mm

Bookbinding: Paperback

Number of pages: 368


Described by Theodore Zeldin as “one of our boldest business gurus,” Andy Law is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. During his 40 years working first in advertising and then global business consulting, he has been profiled by the Harvard Business Review, has chaired plenary sessions at Davos, advised in Downing Street, shared the podium with world leaders, managed communications innovation for global companies and written a number of highly acclaimed business books. His first book, Open Minds, was described as “a 20th century equivalent of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (1563), a business book which is literature.”

His final goal, to retire as near as possible to 60, has now been achieved and at last he can return to his first love, Classics, which he read at university. Andy now lives in the UK and Italy and spends his time writing.


Surprising, refreshing and empowering – this book is one of its kind. It is an artfully compiled collection of insights from classical sources, accompanied by Andy Law‘s reflections on how such insights can make us more mindful and savvy in the context of our daily busy lives. Each quotation from the ancients is also placed in its historical context, thus enabling the reader to learn more about the classical world while drawing lessons for today’s life.

Dr Anna Marmodoro, Fellow in Philosophy, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Very original and entertaining, Andy Law shows how acquiring wisdom can be fun.

Professor Theodore Zeldin, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

An encyclopedic tour of ancient wisdom, amusingly and insightfully applied to the modern age.

Dr Antony Smith, Lecturer in Classics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

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