Compare To Other Books

Some of the best-known books on leadership include:


  • Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)
  • Awaken the Giant Within (Anthony Robbins)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
  • The 48 Laws of Power (Robert Greene)


While each of these books and others like them, provide you with tips and tricks on how to become successful, each set success as the ultimate goal. For example, Robbins’ book claims to provide “immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.”

This is not the goal of the Philosophy for Heroes book series. Instead, this book series encourages you to sit down and think and reflect. Becoming a leader is not done by superimposing a code or mask on your identity or reprogramming your behavior. There are no quick solutions.

You become a hero by becoming a balanced person first – by being true to yourself and discovering your strengths and weaknesses. You have to visit all your past experiences and face your demons and bring them into line. You have to work at solving old emotional or intellectual conflicts. You have to learn about philosophy and science. This book series will challenge you to begin the journey to become a balanced person with a free mind… to follow your own dreams and express your own identity.

By Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.

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