LID Publishing is pleased to announce that Work and Days: Daily Wisdom From The Greeks and Romans to Get You Through Your Working Day.
Every day in business we are faced with challenges. The Greeks and the Romans faced similar daily ordeals and found a way to understand them. When it comes to business and strategy, Greece and Rome could well be called the ‘Mothers of Invention’.
Work and Days brings 2,000-year-old thinking from world-class strategists, proven leaders, inspirational innovators and successful power-brokers as well as orators, poets, teachers and philosophers to the problems of today. Taking us on a 365-day journey, each reading, based on the words of such Cicero and Marcus Aurelius, provides amazing insights into self-development, leadership technique, the best use of time and the importance of caring for both our physical and mental health.
What are other people saying about Work and Days
“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 encyclopaedic tour of ancient wisdom amusingly and insightfully applied to the modern age.” – Dr Antony Smith, Lecturer in Classics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
“A fresh and fascinating application of the lessons of history to modern business.” – Dame Cilla Snowball, Chair, The Women’s Business Council
About Andy Law
Descivred 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 “the 20th-century equivalent of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs , 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.
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