Thoughts That Make You Rich – Letter 17


Summary In this publication I translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. In Letter 17, he discussed why, if you change thoughts, using philosophy will help you now. Not when you reach an ‘ideal’ level of wealth. Because that day may never come. Change thoughts now The world of stresses, worries, … Read more

Capitalism in crisis: profit with purpose


Everyone can spot an unacceptable face of capitalism. But we’re not so good at recognising chief executives that do well by doing good. Here I argue that capitalism needs business leaders who can see the bigger picture. Friedman’s legacy There was a time when any activity detracted from financial success. Investors weren’t interested in the … Read more

Emotion: wonderful & instinctive, but controllable — Letter 11


My interpretation of the Moral letters by Seneca. In Letter 11, he discussed if it always possible to have complete control of emotion. To look and act as though nothing is bothering you. Mindfulness and the Pause Much of our lives is spent in reaction to others and to events around us. The problem is … Read more