We all have access to the world’s greatest minds, philosophies, experiments, and ideas. All it takes for us to tap into these is to crack open what my guest refers to as a Great Book, and unlock the lost thoughts, ideas, and secrets to a successful life.
Today I am joined by Scott Hambrick, founder of Online Great Books, to talk about how best to tap into these great ancient works, how to extract the most value from them, where to start when learning about ancient literature and philosophy, the benefits of reading the classics, and what you can learn from the great ancients.
“These authors are almost like my uncle now. I read these people and they share what they knew with me and they sacrificed a great deal to do it.” Tweet That— Scott Hambrick
My guest today is Scott Hambrick, he is the founder of Online Great Books and a certified Starting Strength Coach.
He’s also an avid reader (which you’ll hear from our conversation together) and a practitioner of the Socratic Method (which you’ll hear him walk through with me during this conversation).
Through his work with Online Great Books, Scott is working to reintroduce tens of thousands of men to the great books of the western world.
“[Reading great literature] teaches us to be dispassionate, it teaches us to be analytical, and it teaches us to speak beautifully about these things.” Tweet That— Scott Hambrick
- Why we should all read the classics
- Harnessing technology to study the greats
- The depth of the western canon (Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Socrates, etc.)
- The right way to study ancient literature
- The benefits of reading the classics
- The Socratic Method
- The correct way to hold a conversation around philosophy
- The three components of grammar: logic, rhetoric, and context
- Reading for comprehension
- Developing your B.S detector
- Who and what dictates a “great” book
- What is language
- The power of shared inquiry (AKA, curiosity)
- Understanding truth
“You don’t really learn something until you teach somebody else.” Tweet That— Scott Hambrick
The Iron Council
By now, you’ve heard of our exclusive brotherhood but I thought I’d share with you what we’re addressing as the topic of this month: fostering emotional resiliency.
It seems to me we live in a society that is becoming increasingly fragile, overly emotional, and unnecessarily outraged. It’s our goal inside the Iron Council this month to give you the tools, guidance, direction, and accountability to understand your emotions, not so you can express them unnecessarily but so you can harness them to produce better results in your career, with your wife and children, and in your life.
You’re going to get assignments, weekly challenges, and weekly conversations designed to equip you with everything you need to understand and utilize your emotions for productive outcomes.
Band with the 450+ men inside the Iron Council this month and tap into this month’s topic, fostering emotional resiliency, and our library of past topics, conversations, and guest Q and A sessions.
Head to www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil to lock in your spot.
“Having a discussion makes reading comprehension skyrocket.” Tweet That— Scott Hambrick
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“Our experience of ourselves seems to be the experience of the content of our minds. You are who you are because of your thoughts.” Tweet That— Scott Hambrick