Elaine Dundon, MBA, is co-author, with her husband Alex Pattakos, PhD, of The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. She is also author of the international, best-selling book, The Seeds of Innovation. With her husband, she is also co-founder of The Global Meaning Institute. She is a former faculty member at the University of Toronto.
Here she points out that a third of the words we use in English have Greek roots. Ancient Greece gave birth to philosophy and to the important notion that our fate is determined by how we develop our character. The very word, philosophy, means “the love of wisdom.” She describes how, in her travels through the villages of Greece, she and her husband discovered many wisdom teachings alive in the lives of the people. She also points out how the Greek people have survived through many invasions and other crises throughout the millennia. As a result of this history they have learned how to find meaning in life under a wide range of circumstances.
(Recorded on July 8, 2015)
Published on August 25, 2015