232: John Vespasian on Rational, Self-Reliant Living.
Learning lessons of resilience from history.
IN THIS PODCAST: We chat with John Vespasian about learning from the mistakes found in some of history’s interesting stories. Not satisfied with what he could find in most books at the time, John decided he could do a better job and set out to write a book that he would like to read. From there he has focused on researching history, learning new languages, and figuring out how certain cultures succeeded and how cultures failed to determine what should be done today to get the best results.
John is a personal development author of eight books about history and psychology, including his latest book "Thriving in difficult times: Twelve lessons from Ancient Greece to improve your life today." As a lover of history, he is continuously studying and making notes about what he learns and has found many examples in the past that he feels can help people today.
John has given many interviews around his research into what made the Greek society prosperous for 1,000 years, and what later became its downfall.
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