Tuesday, August 22, 2006

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

the latest by Tom Morris !?!

Morris Institute for Human Values

One of my friends from high school once recommended that I could use my degree to become a motivational speaker...

Is it elitist to think that wisdom is not susceptible to being marketed to the masses? Or that it is futile for one to pursue wisdom without an authentic moral conversion?

2 comments:

Tom Morris said...

Maybe it's not elitist to think that wisdom can't be marketed to the masses, just overly pessimistic. Marketing is an interesting phenomenon. Those who are responsive will take the information the marketing had provided and do something with it. Those who are not will not. What's lost? There are lots of people who want more wisdom in their lives and don't know where to find it, which is why so many sham counterfeit purveyors of wisdom cane make so much money with their false and superficially hyperbolic promises. But when the real truth is made available, through "marketing" or whatever means, those who hunger and thirst for the real thing will take actio.

I've seen it work for over 20 years.

Tom Morris
Author of If Harry Potter Ran General Electric, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, Philosophy for Dummies, The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living, True Success, and lots of other stuff.

Tom Morris - revised for typos said...

Maybe it's not elitist to think that wisdom can't be marketed to the masses, just overly pessimistic. Marketing is an interesting phenomenon. Those who are responsive will take the information the marketing has provided and do something with it. Those who are not will not. What's lost? There are lots of people who want more wisdom in their lives and don't know where to find it, which is why so many sham counterfeit purveyors of wisdom can make so much money with their false and superficially hyperbolic promises. But when the real truth is made available, through "marketing" or whatever means, those who hunger and thirst for the real thing will take action.

I've seen it work for over 20 years.

Tom Morris
Author of If Harry Potter Ran General Electric, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, Philosophy for Dummies, The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living, True Success, and lots of other stuff.