5 Greek philosophers Business Tips

5 Greek philosophers Business Tips

26th February 2019 in Checkify Blog

5 Greek philosophers Business Tips

One thing we must always remember "someone has already been in the same position before you and done the same thing.

"Many people have failed, learned, improved and moved forward not being discouraged by the experience but grown and became stronger.

The Greek philosopher's business tips and knowledge is still relevant today which we can learn and flourish.

So, what can we learn from the Greek in this World of technology and fast moving business?

Develop reasoning abilities - Socrates

Socrates understood that people are motivated by the desire for happiness and the complete understanding of themselves. The more a person knows, the greater his or her ability to reason and make choices that will bring true happiness. Focusing on helping people develop their reasoning abilities with inquiry, discovery, and learning was the centre of his method.

the Socratic Method - to think through a problem to a logical conclusion.


Think carefully and logically - Plato

Plato experts in ethical matters believed in two separate realms, the world of the senses and the world of ideas.
Wanting to bring order and clarity to our minds as he believed our lives go wrong due to not giving ourselves time to think carefully and logically. our ideas are derived from what the crowd thinks

εὐδαιμονία - Eudaimonia - Fulfilment

Plato - devoted his life to this one goal

Eudaimonia: Almost means ‘happiness’ but closer to ‘fulfilment’, Life is not continual ‘happiness’ but more ‘fulfilment’ where we go through periods of great pain and suffering which seem to be an unavoidable part of life.

γνῶθι σεαυτόν - ‘Know yourself.’

Plato - Essence of philosophy

Plato strongly believed that decisions shouldn't be based on ‘how you feel’

Focus on what you can control - Epictetus

Epictetus believed that external events are beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens but that individuals are responsible for their own actions and accept them with intelligence.

Focus on what can we control and what we can't. We can control our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs, but everything else is to some extent out of our control. We always have some choice how we react

We have no power over external things, and the good that ought to be the object of our earnest pursuit, is to be found only within ourselves.


All things are numbers - Pythagoras

Pythagoras the first pure mathematician who believed mathematics was the basis for everything. Just think how he would feel about Big Data!
Pythagorean table - The Table of Opposites - The world depends upon the interaction of opposites

Encourage and nourish -Aristotle

Aristotle believed that the role of a leader was to create a environment that other individuals are encouraged to realise their own potential.

the ethical role of the leader is not to enhance his or her own power but to create the conditions under which followers can achieve their potential

Greek philosophers ahead in Business

Understanding ourselves, the World around us and our fella human beings can help improve our lives and spread that success into business

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