A gritty and compelling narrative non-fiction book that expertly combines the lessons of modern behavioral science with the ancient wisdom of Stoic philosophy.
Retracing the story of Devin, a corporate professional who finds himself the victim of a sudden and undeserved termination, this book follows his gruelling bucket list adventure to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, along with the profound insights he uncovers from his trekking guide and mentor.
As an antidote to the fear, pain, and uncertainty of modern life’s challenges, Uphill distils timeless wisdom, revealing how Stoicism provides deeply practical tools for professionals in the modern day.
Artfully written with flowing prose and larger-than-life characters, Devin’s fascinating adventure to conquer Kilimanjaro frames insightful advice through an charming and exotic story, making it an essential read for anybody searching for a way to meet life’s challenges head-on.
Grab your copy of Uphill: How to Apply Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Life’s Choices and Challenges, and apply proven ancient wisdom to overcome your modern challenges, today!
“Life happens — to all of us. By learning to see more objectively, act more mindfully, and accept events outside our control more calmly, we can lead happier, more successful lives. In this engaging story, Sam knits ancient stoic philosophy together with modern behavioral science to show how we can make better decisions when faced with life’s choices and challenges. A great resource for everyone.
-Dr. Daniel Crosby, Behavioral Finance Expert and Author of “The Laws of Wealth”
About the Author
Sam Sivarajan is an author, seasoned financial executive, and behavioural scientist with over 25 years of international experience in the finance sector. He successfully led teams and built businesses at some of the largest firms in wealth management and investment banking. Sam has had his work appear in several academic and mainstream publications.
In his debut book, Making Your Money Work: The Secrets to Financial Health, Sam shares actionable ideas to help people make better financial choices and achieve financial health. In his second book, Uphill: How to Apply Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science to Life’s Choices and Challenges, he marries ancient stoic wisdom with modern behavioral science and share frameworks and tools to help people deal with setbacks and make better personal choices—in investing, in building and growing businesses, in leading teams, and in their personal lives.
Away from his desk, Sam likes adventure and loves tackling new challenges such as summiting Kilimanjaro and Gran Paradiso in the Italian Alps, trekking the Himalayas and the Andes, cycling 1400 km from London to Monaco, and setting a personal best at the Boston Marathon. Closer to home, you can find him reading, hanging out with friends, and planning his next adventure.
Sam earned his MBA and JD degrees from the University of Toronto, and he earned his Doctorate in Behavioral Finance from the University of Manchester.