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Aug. 19, 2016 - Dr. Tom Morris, author of “If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business” and “If Harry Potter Ran General Electric," will explore a philosophical approach to work-life balance during the 2016 Labor Day Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.

The lecture, titled "The Four Foundations of Greatness: Ethics and Excellence in Work and Life,” is free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s.

Based on the work of history’s most influential philosophers and his pioneering book, Morris will discuss the means for reaching and sustaining excellence and personal satisfaction. Morris will provide examples to understand the power and importance of ethics in everyday life and offer practical guidelines for successfully implementing these philosophical ideas into practice.

For 15 years, Morris was a professor at the University of Notre Dame. He holds two doctorates from Yale University and is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He has won several academic awards, including the University of North Carolina’s Distinguished Young Alumnus award.

Morris's philosophical work focuses on issues of success and personal growth. He has authored 21 books, including the widely acclaimed “True Success,” “Philosophy for Dummies,” and “Superheroes and Philosophy," His work has been featured on CNBC, CNN, NPR, “The New York Times,” “USA Today,” “Newsweek,” and “The Economist.”

The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689.