Jacques de Villiers – philosopher

Jacques de Villiers - philosopher
Jacques de Villiers

Jacques de Villiers – philosopher, mystic and author helps individuals, teams and organisations develop a culture of courtesy so that they can triumph.

Jacques’s discourses, workshops and writing are aimed at helping individuals, teams and organisations move from an ambience of resentment, selfishness and victimhood to an ambience of gratitude, selflessness and mastery.

Courtesy is an eloquent currency to help the individual, teams and organisations achieve their goals. Jacques de Villiers – philosopher is now available to book through Speakers Inc

Jacques has been presenting his philosophies for more than 20 years both locally and internationally and is eminently suited to help organisations turn courtesy into a syntax for success:

  • He’s a student of Stoicism, Sufi mysticism, ancient military culture and the philosophies of Carlos Castaneda. The esoteric and arcane knowledge he has amassed from these philosophies have real-word and practical applications to help the 21st century individual, team and organisation, triumph!

  • He has ghostwritten eight books and four for his own account, including his newest, What If Hollywood Doesn’t Call? A Fractured Monk’s Guide To Enlightenment.

  • He’s the author of a number of substantive texts, processes, workshops and discourses including, The Warrior Code, The Architecture of Selling, Marketing with Meaning and The Courtesy Culture.

When he’s not speaking, training or writing, you’ll find him playing chess, playing Scrabble and catching bass.

Jacques lives in Johannesburg and is the father to a teenage daughter.

What If Hollywood Doesn’t Call? A Fractured Monk’s Guide To Enlightenment

Philosopher, mystic and author, Jacques de Villiers released his latest book in September 2019: What If Hollywood Doesn’t Call? A Fractured Monk’s Guide To Enlightenment.

Jacques is a commentator, and the book is a collection of insights over a number of years. It’s a commentary with a difference, though. It’s not a comment on the contemporary issues of the day as much as a reflection of who we are facing these issues.

The book is therefore as much an exploration of what goes inside the author as it is a comment on the world he sees. This perspective has produced a particularly instructive text. One in which the deep humanity of the author resonates with our own, and helps to produce a bond of compassion both with the author and the world he is commenting on.

The book comprises 117 vignettes and is an attempt at helping its readers discover how to lead lives of eloquence, courtesy and deliberateness so that they can find a path that makes them secure, powerful, fulfilled and happy, both personally and professionally.

What They Are Saying About The Book

Jacques is an artisan. He is a committed writer who has taken the 10000 hour rule seriously. He is therefore capable of producing very polished vignettes of insight which are both easy and pleasing to read. The ease of the read and the depth of the insight offered are synthesised into a very worthwhile text. Etsko Schuitema

Jacques book has had me gripped from the first page. I have been devouring it slowly so as to imbibe each pearl of wisdom. His writing is clearly thought out, descriptive and inspiring. My mind has gone to places long forgotten. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and think in fresh ways. Jacques is a master creative! Leigh Joy Mansel-Pleydell

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