For decades management has learned lessons and absorbed wisdom from an array of disciplines: psychology, sociology, biology and more. But philosophy and the practical wisdom it embodies has been overlooked. No longer! Anders Indset is on a mission to bring philosophy into every organisations of our times.

This book offers you 50 unique reflections on practical philosophy and on how to apply philosophy in business and leadership. It is a comprehensive compilation of articles, interviews, and essays that brings together philosophical insights from some of the world’s leading business thinkers including: Don Tapscott, Marshall Goldsmith, Subir Chowdhury, Anil Gupta, Haiyan Wang, Stew Friedman, Gianpiero Petriglieri, Santiago Iniguez, Erica Dhawan, Mark Esposito, Dorie Clark and many more.

The starting point to a world of practical applied philosophy, a first insight into the beginning of a new era.


Sparks for Personal Development

  • The Question is the Question: Asking questions, enjoying scepticism and the importance of the "why"

  • The Art of Thinking: Reflexion, self-awareness and "thinking time"

  • The Art of Living: Aiming for "Life-Life Balance"

  • Humour and Happiness: How to spread joy and make the world a better place

  • Existence and Knowledge: Narratives on perception and the curiosity for empiricism

Leadership Development

  • Developing Leaders: Reshaping leadership for the 21st century – the skills of tomorrow

  • Criteria of Leadership: Coping with morals and ethics

  • Sensory Experiences: Beyond design thinking and creative workshops

  • Cultures and Stories: How to become a storymaker

Coping with the Forces of Change

  • Quantum World and Metaphysics: The role of humans in times of super intelligence and exponential technologies

  • The World and How We See It: Your “Weltanschauung”

  • What comes after Digital: Creating a world to live in

  • The 10 Postulates of Change: Coping with change and adaptability – learning how to expect the unexpected

Philosophy Applied and in Action

  • Debate and Dialogue: Friction and vulnerability as the birthplace of creation and the understanding of communication challenges

  • Decision Making, Validation and Plausibility: Challenging yourself to drive better results

  • Creative Techniques and Creationalism: Going beyond methodologies and buzzwords

  • The Right Words: Changing the world with words

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“Original thinkers on management are in short supply. That’s why Anders Indset is a breath of fresh and philosophical air. Philosophy@Work is a Smörgåsbord of interesting insights to encourage and enable people to make use of philosophy in business.”

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Anders Indset is one of the world’s leading business philosophers and a trusted sparring partner to international CEOs and political leaders. Titled “Digital Jesus” or “Rock’n’Roll Plato” by media, he is currently one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in Europe with his approaches to practical philosophy.

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, regarded as the “Oscars of Management Thinking” by many, has recognised Anders on the Radar 2018 as one of 30 Global Thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led”. Anders was also named “Thinker of the Month” in July and August 2018.