Meet the E-Week Keynote Speaker: Tom Morris, Best-Selling Author

Tom Morris
The 2022 Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship keynote speaker is Tom Morris, author of "Plato's Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great."

Written by Ellie Barnett, Schmidthorst College Communications Intern

The 10th annual Entrepreneurship Week at BGSU—better known as E-Week—is April 18-22, and you won’t want to miss it! Every year, the college hosts entrepreneurial leaders from around the world to share their experience and expertise through presentations and other events including the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship.

This year’s Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship keynote speaker is the celebrated philosopher Tom Morris, whose masterful book about adversity, "Plato's Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great," inspired the 2022 E-Week’s theme of Turning Lemons into Lemonade.

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Morris, one of the world’s top public philosophers, is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with energy and humor. With 28 books to his name, Morris is a prolific author and has a deep passion for changing lives and revolutionizing business practices everywhere.

After being named a Morehead Scholar and winner of the “Distinguished Young Alumnus Award” from the University of North Carolina, Morris went on to receive a joint Ph.D. in philosophy and religious studies from Yale University. Morris then served as a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame where he gained a reputation among students as one of the most well-known professors on campus.

Known to his students for a time as “TV Morris,” Morris is the first philosopher in history to appear in network TV commercials and served for a time as the national spokesman for Winnie the Pooh. He has been a guest star on the “Today” show with Matt Lauer, along with many other national broadcasts.

He is now the chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values in Wilmington, North Carolina where he continues to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

Morris is the author of “True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence,” which launched him into a new adventure as a public thinker and advisor to the corporate world. Morris is also the author of the best seller “If Aristotle Ran General Motors,” where he dives into the knowledge that he obtained from a lifetime of studying the writings of some of history’s wisest thinkers and shows how to apply their ideas in today’s business environment. Other books include “Philosophy for Dummies,” “The Art of Achievement,” “The Stoic Art of Living,” and “Superheroes and Philosophy.” His latest book, “Socrates in Silicon Valley,” dives into what we as readers can adapt from the unlikely success story of Steve Jobs.

Updated: 03/14/2022 02:54PM