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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Historical Ethics with Jason Kingsley

Discovering the Hidden Gems of Historical Ethics with Jason Kingsley






Does this sound familiar? You've been told to adopt the latest business strategies and trends to succeed, only to find yourself stuck in a cycle of mediocrity. The pain of investing time and resources into actions that don't yield the desired results can be frustrating and discouraging. But what if I told you there's a way to break free from this cycle?

By integrating historical ethics into your modern business practices, you can unlock the key to increased success. Join us in this episode as we explore historical ethics' imperative role in shaping contemporary business operations and discover how it can revolutionize your approach to success. 

"It's not necessarily about succeeding. It's about the path you take in the journey to be a better human being."

Jason Kingsley OBE
Co-Founder and CEO - Rebellion Studios

More on Jason

Jason Kingsley OBE is the co-founder and CEO of Rebellion, a highly successful British video game development and publishing company with notable franchises like Sniper Elite and Alien Vs. Predator, Rebellion has gained global recognition in the gaming industry. In addition to their video games, Rebellion publishes iconic British comics such as 2000 AD and engages in board game production and film and TV studio projects.

Jason is also an accomplished equestrian passionate about medieval history, having competed in European jousting tournaments. He is the chair of The Independent Game Developers' Association (TIGA) and was honored with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his economic contributions. 

Find Jason

Modern History TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjlDOf0UO9wSijFqPE9wBw 
Website: https://rebellion.com/  

Key takeaways:

  • Discover the imperative role that historical ethics serve in shaping modern business practices. 
  • Unearth the tremendous growth and the increasing gravity of the gaming industry in the global economy. 
  • Realize the remarkable power of online connections and digital friendships in today's interconnected world. 
  • Explore the fascinating impact of wealth on our perception of happiness and the relentless pursuit of the elusive. 
  • Grasp the adverse effects of media algorithms and the continuous exposure to traumatic narratives. 

Translating the Chivalric Code to Modern Business 

Today, business leaders seek new ways to build teams, develop products, and deal with competition. But what if some of the answers they seek lie in the past? Though seemingly outdated, medieval ethics can offer practical insights, especially in loyalty, fidelity, bravery, and wisdom. Even when framed in a modern context, these concepts can lead to a richer understanding of business leadership and decision-making. 

In his chat with Sebastian, Jason sheds light on his approach to using age-old principles in a modern business setting. Sharing insights from his book, Leading the Rebellion, he explains how the Chivalric code's different aspects, like fidelity, bravery, and wisdom, can be revised within a contemporary framework. Though he acknowledges the challenges in this approach, he remains convinced that historical ethics can still offer businesses valuable teachings. 

The resources and other topics mentioned in this episode are: 

  • Visit Rebellion's website to explore their portfolio of video games, including Sniper Elite 5, Alien Versus Predators, Zombie Army, and Evil Genius. 
  • Check out Jason Kingsley's YouTube channel for fascinating videos on modern history and other exciting topics. 
  • Purchase Jason Kingsley's book Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life for valuable insights into business and leadership. 
  • Learn more about the Chivalric Code and its application in the modern business world by researching online or reading related books and articles. 
  • Reflect on the values and ethics discussed in the interview and consider how they can be applied to your life and business endeavors. 

Key Moments in the Episode: 

00:00:11 - Introduction to Jason Kingsley and Rebellion  
00:04:27 - Ethics in Business and Society  
00:08:04 - The Growth of the Gaming Industry  
00:10:32 - The Power of Online Connections  
00:12:27 - Translating the Chivalric Code to Modern Business  
00:15:15 - The Journey and Leaving a Positive Impact 
00:16:42 - The Pursuit of Happiness and the Role of Money 
00:18:07 - Media Influence and the Negativity Bias 
00:20:41 - Trust and Generosity in Society 
00:25:49 - Mental Health in Medieval Times 
00:30:47 - Importance of Honesty and Quality 
00:32:21 - Behaving Well Towards Customers 
00:34:44 - Expansion into Film and TV 
00:37:34 - Challenges in the Film Industry 
00:39:48 - Manipulation of Data and Shareholder Pressure 

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