As the Chief Philosopher of PhilosophersNotes, Brian is responsible for studying, embodying and sharing the universal truths he's so passionate about. He's also the Chief Evangelist and responsible for inspiring the world to get their wisdom on!
In one of his past lives, as a 24-year-old law school dropout turned Founder/CEO, Brian led the creation of eteamz-the world's largest amateur sports site that currently (and profitably) provides team and league web sites and a comprehensive suite of services to over 3 million teams from over 120 countries around the world and was sold for over $13 million of stock and cash to The Active Network, Inc. in 2000.
After successfully leading the integration of the two companies as a Vice President at Active, Brian spent a few years as a philosopher, immersing himself in philosophy, psychology, mysticism and optimal living. He read hundreds of books and traveled a bit-studying Jesus in Jerusalem, Marcus Aurelius in the Danube of Hungary, Rumi in Konya, Turkey, and Socrates in Greece. On his return, he created thinkArete.com, a site where he began distilling the universal truths of optimal living.
Before all of that, Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from UCLA where he studied Psychology and Business. Brian has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and various other publications on everything from philosophy and business to his vision on how to change the world. He has presented on various panels, served as a judge for the Anderson School at UCLA's Business Plan writing competition, and given lectures on conscious capitalism, entrepreneurial finance and the Internet economy at USC's Marshall School of Business, Claremont McKenna and Cal Tech.
Brian is also a contributing author in Michael Strong's book Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs & Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's Problems where he joins Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, legal reform expert Hernando de Soto and others in discussing how we can leverage entrepreneurialism as a force for good. His chapter focuses on the role of the conscious entrepreneur in transforming our world.
Brian Johnson loves wisdom. That makes him a Philosopher. He also loves inspiring and empowering peeps to rock their greatest lives. That's why he created PhilosophersNotes.
Program: Philosopher's Notes500+ Big Ideas from 50 modern classics by everyone from Deepak, Dyer and Covey to Abraham-Hicks, Tolle and Coelho.
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