Dominic’s latest book takes aim at traditional management practices which focus on numbers and productivity. With the help of Aristotle, Socrates, Kant and Nietzsche, a new model for empowerment, fulfilment and harmony at work is unveiled.
Philosophy for Leaders
Picture the scene. Dawn on the Med. After a disturbed night, Sir Philip Green — Roman toga, gold laurels — and Neil Woodford — tight T-shirt, jodhpurs — stand on the poop deck of Sir Philip’s 295ft yacht Lionheart in Monaco harbour.
If you were to take a philosopher to the pub, who would you choose? Dominic explores this question in his latest video on what philosophy can teach us about being a better leader.
There are certain places where science can’t go, and that’s where the compass of philosophy can help us flourish.
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period. What can we learn about leadership from this fascinating philosopher of Ancient Greece?
Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher who is outrageous and in your face, a reason to be wary of him but crucially, also a reason to respect him.
We will never completely understand people and organisations if we don’t first understand why we work, say the LBS authors of a new book.
Recruits with philosophical insight will be those who you can most rely on in our turbulent, uncertain, highly demanding and highly rewarding times.
This story behind a story prompts reflection on the as yet unnoticed ways in which any of us might have a profound impact on the world and the way it does business.
People usually reassess their priorities only after some personal upheaval—an illness, a divorce, the loss of a job. But with the right framework, you can think through your preferences long before crisis strikes.
Worldly success and practising Buddhism are not mutually exclusive. Vishvapani visited the palatial London Business School and has asked Dominic how this was possible.
The idea that meaningful purpose helps organisations stand out, connect and prosper isn’t new. What’s more, it can be a powerful force that helps attract the right talent and fulfil a company’s corporate, societal and stakeholder aims.
What can philosophy teach business? LBS experts help make the case for the humanising influence
of Aristotle and Nietzsche.
In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen.
Dominic and his colleagues explore the upside of pestilence and how the virus will humanise your organisation.
“Looking back from 2025, what would have been a good outcome from the pandemic for you and your organisation?” This is the question that we asked several thousands of our former students from London Business School in a recent webinar.
Dominic Houlder spoke with Paul Ollinger from the Crazy Money podcast on Buddhism and money.
Dominic teaches about closing the gap between knowing something, and doing something about it.
Dominic teaches Sloan fellows at London Business School.
Dominic Houlder speaking at the 2016 Sloan Summit at London Business School.
Authors Dominic and Kulananda are leading instructors in business and Buddhism and present a fresh approach to making peace with your finances and creating true abundance.