Interviews

It Takes What It Takes: An Interview with Mental Conditioning Expert and Author Trevor Moawad

The Stoics believed the formula to achieve mastery in any field was simple. “First, tell yourself what you want to be, then act your part accordingly,” Epictetus said. “This, after all, is what we find to be the rule in just about every other field. Athletes decide first what they want to be, then proceed …

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Popularizing Ancient Philosophy: An Interview With The Philosophical Entertainer Einzelgänger

The word “Einzelgänger” can be translated as “lone wolf” or “someone who pursues independent thought or action.” But the Youtube channel that goes by the name Einzelgänger is far from loner status. The channel dedicated to ancient philosophy has amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers and some 20,000,000 total views since it’s inception in December 2018! In …

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Teaching Children About Ancient Philosophy: An Interview With Entrepreneur, Investor, and Author Eric J. Wilhelm

We’re often asked here at Daily Stoic about the best way to teach kids about Stoicism. How can we get our children interested in an ancient school of philosophy? How can we get them to see the value in applying the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, Cleanthes, Chrysippus, and Cato? Entrepreneur, investor, author, and …

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Stoicism, Suffering, And Training The Coward Inside You: An Interview With Entrepreneur and Former Infantry Officer Nick Palmisciano

Nick Palmisciano is the creator of Ranger Up , the first military lifestyle brand, in 2006, which kicked off a decade of veteran entrepreneurial endeavors focused around social media.  Ranger Up has been a leader in the veteran community, with such strong support that it has landed in Internet Retailer’s Second 500 every year since …

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Ancient Greek Philosophy, Self-Leadership, and The Modern Stoicism Movement: An Interview With Dr. Alkistis Agio

Dr. Alkistis Agio is a world-renowned speaker, author and consultant with over twenty years experience in working with professionals to transform fear, frustration, anger and anxiety into confidence and self-leadership, through her proven method, “The ALKISTIS Method”—which integrates the modern scientific, evidence-based techniques of neuro-coaching and CBT, with the ageless wisdom of ancient Greek philosophy. …

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Sculptor E.S. Schubert On Stoicism, The Importance Of Statues, And Crafting A Marcus Aurelius Bust

Have you noticed how much of Marcus Aurelius‘ Meditations is about other people? The opening, “Debts and Lessons”—seventeen entries in which he reflects upon the various influential individuals in his life—makes up nearly ten percent of the book. Almost every other page has at least one quote or one story or one mention of a …

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The Transformation of Stoicism Over The Centuries: An Interview With Historian Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer is a Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. She did her Ph.D at Harvard, during which she spent time researching and studying in Florence and Rome, then co-authored The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in the Renaissance: A Brief Guide …

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You Are Awesome: An Interview With Bestselling Author Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books which have sold over 1,000,000 copies and spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists including The Book of Awesome—which stemmed from his viral blog1000 Awesome Things— The Happiness Equation, and his just-released You Are Awesome. He is also the host the award-winning podcast 3 …

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