Tarcher/ Putnam Publishing Group presents

By Ronald Gross
Foreword by Michael J. Gelb,
author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Illustrations by Kana Philip

What can a headstrong, barefoot Greek philosopher from 2,500 years ago possibly teach us about navigating office politics? Getting through our To Do lists? Being more satisfied in our relationships? Achieving our life goals?

Plenty, 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.

Evoking 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

With 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.

But 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 scrutiny.

Socrates 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.

More 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.

Socrates' Way
By Ronald Gross
A Tarcher/Putnam hardcover
October 14, 2002
ISBN: 1-58542-192-8

TO ORDER THE BOOK: Socrates' Way is available at your favorite bookseller, or by calling 800-766-6262 ($15.95 trade paperback, with many illustrations)

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