Business & Practical Philosophy

Simplicity might be the most complex thing of our time


Our world is fascinating. Everyday we are fueled by the massive amount of over 34 gigabyte of information. Coping with all these information is a challenge and thats why simplicity might be the most complex thing of our time. But not just information is produced like never before. Technology is evolving faster then ever and still speeding up.

Even the simplest smartphones have more computing power than Apollo 11, which landed on the moon in 1969.
Recent studies suggest that out technological abilities will advance by the factor thousand over the next ten years. What that means? Flying cars? Eternal life? Robots like humans? We don’t know, but what we know is that there will be great opportunities ahead and adapting to new environments will become a vital part of our DNA.

We at GILT belief that philosophical concepts can help us to deal better with the future and gives us a heads up when it comes to making decisions, That’s why we have scripted an outline for a completely new and different management program that combines business practices with philosophy.



For Organisations

  • Duration: Formats from 2 days up to 5 weeks available
  • Style: Lectures & Workshops
  • Location: GILT Frankfurt or Barcelona Campus or off campus at any location
  • Participants: For up to 20 participants
  • GILT certification at the end of the program

For Individuals

  • Duration: 6 weeks full-time program
  • Style: Lectures & Workshops
  • Location: GILT Frankfurt or Barcelona Campus
  • Intake: Every September
  • Participants: Maximum 30 participants
  • GILT certification at the end of the program


# 1


Our world is changing rapidly and we are part of a permanent revolution. Philosophical concepts can help us to make better decisions and to cope with the challenges ahead.

# 2


In a world where we have to deal with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity lots of modern framework can not deliver sufficient answers. Philosophical concepts, however, can address these topics and optimise decision making in a complex environment.

# 3


Philosophy is well known for combining different academic disciplines and help to form a diverse understanding of the world. It is therefore highly relevant in a world that need people with a brought expertise.

# 4


Our digital world has increased connectivity and participation between peers. Philosophical approaches can help to make sense of the concepts as well as of diversity.

# 5


Learn about validation tools and how to iterate quickly based on philosophical contemplation and the ability to foster meaningful dialogues.

# 6


We need new approach and new thinking about our world. We have to use new approaches to deal with people and build a strong mindset.


  • Foundations of Philosophy – Outthinking the challenges of today
  • Philosophical Frameworks and Approaches to Problem Solving
  • Decision Making based on philosophical ethics
  • Behavioural Design
  • Persuasion and Change
  • The Digital Mindset – a cultural approach to the evolution of the world
  • Designing the world – Creativity
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • Striving for excellence – Personal development and dealing with imperfection
  • A philosophical perspective on capitalism
  • Strategic management
  • alignment and goal setting approaches
  • Architecting corporate culture – Using architectural concepts to build strong organisations


  • A holistic educational program design
  • Learning in beautiful and inspiring locations that are designed for learning
  • A broad variety of activities throughout the program not just lectures from the front
  • Tailor-made program materials
  • Bonding and bounding team-building activities
  • Additional virtual classroom and collaboration platform
  • Activation of all participants to become lifelong learners and curious leaders of change
  • Enhancement of the ability to cope with highly complex business situations for all participants
  • Raised competences in management leadership and technology
  • Understanding of philosophical contemplation to tackle the big challenges
  • Access to events and networks through our alumni and partner network


Professionals with decision-making responsibilities affecting their organization.

(Innovation) Managers that are looking to further their career to a position involving more leadership attributes.

Future leaders who have been identified and put on a talent-track.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs.


The GILT ILP (Individual Learning Proposition) puts the participant in focus and adapts to every participants individual needs at any time. Participants will not only learn, but also learn how to teach in a variety of formats including:

Seminars, Lectures & Keynotes
Workshops, Simulations & Case Studies
Collaboration sessions (e.g. Socratic Debates)
Leadership and Personal Development Sessions
Team Activities (e.g. cooking session or hiking)
Interdisciplinary Sparks (e.g. teach something you are good at)