The mission of the author, Oliver Abel, is to help you discover your personal road to happiness and self-fulfillment, delivered with the help of great thinkers and the masters of the fine arts.
As a college instructor at a four-year private college, Oliver proposed an unusual new lecture course – a course that taught students entrepreneurship using the fine arts for both instruction and inspiration.
While researching the material for this unusual course, Oliver stumbled upon a synthesis of three esteemed modern thinkers, reinforced by the teachings of four ancient philosophers. When the works of these thinkers are arranged in a specific sequence, a very persuasive approach to life’s journey becomes evident. Just as surprising, this roadmap to happiness is confirmed by the paintings, poems, musical pieces, and ballet works of the great masters.
Oliver relies on a creative integration of the great thinkers with the great masters of the fine arts. This integration is accomplished using his innovative “Prose/Art” Exposition. It is this exposition that illuminates the road to happiness, the road to be traveled by each of us.
He has over 20 years work experience with large Wall Street firms and has over 13 years entrepreneurial experience as the founder of a small retail/manufacturing business.
In addition to his entrepreneurial background, Oliver is an admirer of the fine arts and is a semi-professional violinist having been a member (and director of the Board) of a regional symphony orchestra.
His qualifications include the necessary academic training (BA in Physics, Vanderbilt University, and MBA in Finance, The Wharton School).
Oliver’s mission is to deliver the road to personal happiness as expressed in the teachings of great thinkers coupled with the works of great artists. This road to personal happiness has a twofold mission: happiness in this life as well as happiness in the next life.
Oliver has been married for over 35 years and has two adult children.