according to Ronald Gross in his fascinating new book Socrates' Way:
Seven Master Keys to Using Your Mind to the Utmost (a Tarcher/Putnam
hardcover, October 14, 2002, [US $15.95]. According to Gross, Socrates'
wisdom has guided and inspired ordinary and extraordinary people for
nearly three millenniums. Now, with Gross's book, Socrates can be your
personal mentor a mentor who will sharpen your mind and help you
unearth the truths that are relevant to your life.
the famous 'Socratic Method' of inquiry, quoting passages from
Socrates' well-known dialogues, Gross takes seven of Socrates' most
important tenets and applies them to our lives:
- Know thyself
- Ask great questions
- Think for yourself
- Free your mind
- Grow with friends
- Speak the truth
- Strengthen your soul
tips, exercises, quotes from Socrates' disciples from the 5th century
B.C. to now, and more, Socrates' Way teaches us how to achieve our
personal best at the office, at home, and in every other arena.
Socrates' Way is no ordinary self-help book. It challenges us to be
different , to think way out of the box , to take well-established
truths and turn them upside down , to buck authority , and most
importantly, to confront our friends, family members, peers,
colleagues, mentors, leaders, and ourselves with fresh eyes and tough
was a gadfly, an outsider, a brilliant and provocative thinker who was
sentenced to death for daring to question his society and his
government. In Socrates' Way, Gross sentences you to live in a way that
honors Socrates' wisdom and courage and honors who you truly are.
- Ask questions.
- Do the right thing.
- Work with others toward the truth.
- Transform your life.
But first, read Socrates' Way.
than 100,000 professionals and business people have met Socrates, as
portrayed by Ronald Gross, at major national conventions and
conferences. The author of Peak Learning, The New Professionals, and
The Lifelong Learner, Gross chairs the renowned University Seminar on
Innovation at Columbia University.
By Ronald Gross
A Tarcher/Putnam hardcover
October 14, 2002
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