Tom Morris | Pioneering Thinker, NYT's Bestselling author

Tom Morris

Pioneering Thinker, NYT's Bestselling author

Tom Morris

Tom Morris helps companies and individuals to new levels of success. He has become one of the most active and high impact public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

Tom was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and holds a Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University, as well as honorary doctorates in recognition of his public work of bringing practical philosophy back into the cultural mix world-wide. Tom served for fifteen years as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where his classes became legendary. He is now Chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values and brings clear, revolutionary ideas to businesses all over the world through wise, humorous, and fast-paced presentations on a variety of the most vital topics for our day. He is also the author of 21 highly acclaimed books.

Tom's twelfth book, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence, launched him into a new adventure as a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world. His audiences have included such organizations as Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, IBM, Coca Cola, The US Air Force, Wells Real Estate Funds, International Paper, Price Waterhouse, Target Stores, Mattel, NBC Sports, Business Week Magazine, Bayer, Deloitte and Touche, Federated Investors, Mass Mutual, Prudential, Raymond James, Citi Mortgage, Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, Campbell Soup, MasterFoods, Minute Maid, The American Heart Association, United Health Group, and The Young President's Organization, to name just as few, as well as many of the largest national and international trade associations.

Tom is also the author of the bestselling leadership classic If Aristotle Ran General Motors and the big yellow book, often seen in college dorms nationwide the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies. Other more recent books include The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living andSuperheroes and Philosophy, where Superman and Batman finally meet Plato and Aristotle. Tom's newest bestselling books about life and business include If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. It's currently bringing magic into people's lives around the world. And his most recent eBook, The 7 Cs of Success is bringing readers the deepest wisdom of the ages on life goals, talent, and the sort of success that produces an extraordinary life.

Tom's work has been featured, noticed, commented on, or covered by such diverse news outlets and media as CNN, NBC, CNBC, The Learning Channel (TLC), NPR's "Morning Edition," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," The New York Times, Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Las Vegas Sun, USA Weekly, The Economist, Readers' Digest, The Globe and Mail, Die Zeit, German Elle, Voce:SA, L'Agefi,, The Leaky Cauldron, and many other magazines, newspapers, and websites across the globe.

Tom has also appeared as the philosopher he is in Special Features on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: DVD Collection presented by Lucas Film, and on The Complete Superman Collection DVD, presented by Warner Home Video. You will often see The Sage of Steel wherever wisdom is to be found.

Born Thomas Victor Morris, and known by his students as "TV Morris", he is the first philosopher in history to appear in network TV commercials, where he has served as the national spokesman for Winnie the Pooh, Disney Home Videos. He is also the only thinker ever to engage in early morning philosophy with Regis Philbin, on his talk show, and on "The Today Show" with Matt Lauer, among many other national broadcasts. Tom is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere.

He may be the world's happiest philosopher.

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Plato’s Lemonade Stand
The Transformative Mind

The most successful companies and highest performing individuals are eager for challenge and can move from difficulty into delight. They live the old adage, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” and they do so at a very deep level of transformative alchemy. In this popular talk, Tom shows how any of us can become alchemists of challenge and change. His follow-up book is the new 2020 Plato’s Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great.

The Four Foundations of Agile Cultures

What does it take to create a top performing culture that’s agile and innovative? If a great philosopher like Aristotle could give you advice, what would be suggest? This talk presents four foundations for cultures that thrive with innovative results, as well as meaning and fulfillment for everyone involved. The great philosophers have recognized the things that most inspire the trust and deep stability needed for any organization to be agile and opportunistic in stretching out to do new things. Tom’s follow-up book is his classic bestseller If Aristotle Ran General Motors.

True Success in Changing Times

Tom has gathered the greatest global wisdom for success in challenging, uncertain times into seven simple and powerful concepts whose faithful implementation can vastly improve any business or life. This talk has been developed and refined through more than a thousand presentations worldwide to some of the largest global corporations and trade associations, as well as to small groups of enterprising individuals. Often the top hit of any national convention or annual meeting, this presentation inspires immediate implementation and positive change. Great follow-up books by Tom are The Oasis Within, True Success, and The Art of Achievement.

Socrates in Silicon Valley
The Essential Jobs@Work

Steve Jobs somehow overcame his extremely difficult personality enough to change the world. How did he do it? And what can his deep operating philosophy mean for each of us in our work? For this talk, Tom dug into resources never previously consulted for the surprising success of a controversial legend. In turns entertaining and revelatory, this presentation will bring you ideas you can use right away. Tom’s Follow-up book is his highly praised Socrates in Silicon Valley.

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