Weekly Wisdom
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This is an archive of some of Tom's essays. He now blogs at www.TomVMorris.com, Semi-Regularly—almost every week and sometimes more frequently. Email Tom at TomVMorris@aol.com

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Note: The newer and more recent essays below are always marked with a small sign:
NEW so be on the lookout for it with each visit here. Scroll through the list below to see which are most recently posted.

Articles by Friends of The Institute
Articles by Tom Morris
Articles by Jerry Walls
Articles by David O'Connor
Articles by Ed Brenegar
Articles by Robert Woods
Articles by John Stackhouse
Articles by David Rendall

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Articles by Friends of The Institute

In this section, we post essays and comments from good friends and a few visitors.

Chip Bell, Our New Expert on Customer Service and Customer Love
Our philosopher of customer service, and great thinker on life service generally, Chip Bell first taught me that in the world of business or any professional endeavor, "Customer Satisfaction" is an inadequate target. "Customer Love" is the thing to shoot for. And for us, he was the originator of this important concept. He will offer us his thoughts here from time to time.

The Ethics of Service NEW
Everyone Should Be a Consultant NEW

Dave Baggett's Thoughts on Life
Dave Baggett is the philosopher who introduced me to Harry Potter and pressured me to read the first book of that famous series, setting in motion a process where I read each Potter Book available up to 6 times through, wrote an essay for his book, Harry Potter and Philosophy, and wrote my own, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards, a book initially entitled, Harry Potter and the Meaning of Life. Dave is the editor and author of many great books of philosophy, including the forthcoming Oxford University Press book, Good God.

Courage in Creativity NEW
The Tyranny of the Ideal

Venky's Search For Wisdom
One man from the tech world poses questions about work and life.
And several wise people answer.

Question 1:
Can Bad Qualities Lead to Good Results? Part One

Can Bad Qualities Lead to Good Results? Part Two
Can Bad Qualities Lead to Good Results? Part Three
Venky's Second Question: Self Respect and Ambition
Venky's Second Question Part Two
Venky's Second Question Part Three
Reader Responses to Venky
Balance in Leadership and Life

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A Gathering of Friends
Essays and reviews on books and topics of interest

Some Recent Books
Why Religion Matters
Some Books Off the Beaten Path
Cicero on Aging
Cicero On Aging: Part Two
A Special Gift
Question Authority!
Philosophy, Everyone?

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Friends Write About The 7 Cs of Success

The Practical Power of the 7 Cs
Conducting Your Life with the 7 C's of Success
The Ethics of Doing and Becoming: A Personal Story
A Comment on Enron From a Reader
Running and the 7 Cs of Success NEW

Friends on Leadership and the Spirit of Work Together

Leadership Under Fire?
A Sense of Community
The Value of Appreciation
More on Appreciation

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Articles by Tom Morris

All essays copyright Tom Morris.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

Recommended Readings in Philosophy
Some ancient and contemporary books you might like

A Philosopher's Reading List
The Consolations of Philosophy
Socrates Cafe
Tom Wolfe, Epictetus, and Me
What I've Been Reading
Eclectic Recent Reading
The Bhagavad Gita, Bagger Vance and Me
Inner Discipline, Inner Power
Learn From the Grain

Success
Short essays on success at work and in life

The 7 Cs of Success
A Twang In My Heart
My Father's Success
Our Kids' Success At School
The Adventure of Your Life
Going For The Gold
Rudy is Alive and Well!
The Art of Success
Avoiding The Wrong Goals
Confidence, Greatness, and the 7 Cs
Getting from Good to Great
How to Keep a Positive Attitude
Getting from Good to Great: Part 2
The Definition of Insanity
Adaptation: Mastering the Art of Change
Making Change Happen

Leadership
Short essays on the qualities and challenges of a leader

Beowulf
True Leadership
Implementing New Ideas: The Challenge of Change
The Parable of the Soils
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Customer Service as a Spiritual Practice

Joy, Fulfillment, and Happiness
Perspectives on the elusive goal we all have

Protect Your Joy NEW

Can You Ever Have Enough?
What Integrity Is
How Full Is Your Glass?

Wisdom From Off-The-Beaten-Path Philosophers
Collected and polished nuggets of insight you can use

The Renaissance Wisdom of Marcilio Ficino
Marcilio Ficino Part Two
Marcilio Ficino Part Three
Marcilio Ficino Part Four

The Wisdom of Heraclitus: Part One
The Wisdom of Heraclitus: Part Two
The Wisdom of Heraclitus: Part Three
The Wisdom of Heraclitus: Part Four
The Wisdom of Heraclitus: Part Five

Thoughts From Thoreau: Part One
Thoughts From Thoreau: Part Two
Thoughts From Thoreau: Part Three
Thoughts From Thoreau: Part Four

The World Today
Archived Philosophical comments on some Older topics of interest

Terrorism, Tragedy, and Ultimate Triumph
The Ethics of Terrorists, The Virtues of Heroes
If Aristotle Ran Enron
The Ethics Scandals of Our Day
The Pledge of Allegiance
Challenges to The Pledge of Allegiance

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Articles by Jerry Walls

Senior Fellow
All essays copyright Jerry Walls.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

Planning for A Winning Season
Canonical Success
Natural Born Philosophers
Keeping Perspective In The Big Time
Meaning At The Movies
Stoning Our Offspring
The Challenge of Unity
Shoot The Ball
Is Contentment a Blessing?
A Prominent Magazine in Brazil Interviews Jerry

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Articles by David O'Connor

Senior Fellow
All essays copyright David O'Connor.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

Professionalism and Happiness: Some Lessons from Aristotle
Should Princes Be Charming?
What Wilt Chamberlain Could Show Aristotle
The Dunker And The Thinker
Have A Happy Year, New Or Not

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Articles by Ed Brenegar

Former Consulting Fellow
All essays copyright Ed Brenegar.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

The Lesson of Leadership Courage
Creativity, Freedom and Coloring within the Lines of Tradition
Why The Stakes Are High
Authenticity and Controversy
From World Change to Personal Change

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Articles by Robert Woods

Former Institute Fellow
All essays copyright Robert Woods.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

Applying Wisdom Through the Ages to Everyday Life
Why Work?
Epic Leadership: Learning from the Worst of the Best
Exactly What Is Corporate Culture?
What Is Your Destiny?
Avoiding Potholes on the Information Superhighway
Two Words That Can Change The World
Two More Words
Reading Great Books And Living The Good Life
Reading Great Books And Living The Good Life: Part Two

Articles by John Stackhouse

Senior Fellow
All essays copyright John Stackhouse.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

He Who Hesitates Is Smart
True Heroes in The Lord of the Rings
I Gotta Be Me

Articles by David Rendall

Associate Fellow
All essays copyright David Rendall.
Copying or forwarding is encouraged, but with attribution.

Randy Pausch 1960-2008

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