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    Introducing "The OPA! Way" on The Matt Townsend Show

    • 3 weeks ago
    Dr. Alex Pattakos discusses the human quest for meaning and introduces his upcoming book, "The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work" (BenBella Books), coauthored with Elaine Dund...
  • If you haven't already, make sure that you sign up to receive our monthly eBlast, "Everybody Say OPA!", so that you can find out more about our unique paradigm for finding joy & meaning in everyday life and work: http://bit.ly/OSj1Ne OPA!

  • Everybody Say "OPA!": Connect Meaningfully with OTHERS, Engage with Deeper PURPOSE, Embrace Life (ALL of Life) with ATTITUDE! Others, Purpose, Attitude! O+P+A! OPA!

    Everyone Say "OPA!": Alex Pattakos at TEDxHappyValley

    Alex Pattakos: Visionary. Provocateur. Modern-Day Greek Philosopher.
    Filmed at TEDxHappyValley 'Radical Resilience' on Saturday April 13th 2013.
    Talk 11, Session 4: 'Ultimate Meaning'

    In his uplif...
  • Thanks to students from the Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo, Norway, here's an extraordinary glimpse into the true Greek spirit, even during the country's crisis. OPA! http://vimeo.com/57635191

  • Don't believe all that you read or see in the media about Greece and Greeks today! OPA!

    The Island of Crete, Greece - See for yourself, feel for yourself (2min 30sec)

    Region of Crete - Official tourism campaign 2012 spot.

    Visit official Crete's tourism portal www.incrediblecrete.gr
  • Listen to my interview discussing the meaning-centered message in my book, "Prisoners of Our Thoughts," and introducing The OPA! Way® paradigm and approach to "Living & Working with Meaning" on Shirley MacLaine's "Independent Expression Radio" Show (which aired for members of the online community of Shirley MacLaine.com), on March 18, 2012: http://www.theopaway.com/page/radio OPA!

  • It is quite an honor to be among such a distinguished list of nominees for the "2012 Global Greek of the Year" Award: http://tinyurl.com/6r2pxbd


  • Hollywood stars talk about and send love to Greece from the Golden Globes. OPA!

    Hollywood Stars Talk Greece and Send Love to the Crisis-Hit Country from the Golden Globes

    http://GreekReporter.com - Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, Christopher Plummer, Alexander Payne and Maria Menounos talk about their trips ...
  • BRAVO! Congratulations to Greek American filmmaker Alexander (Papadapoulos) Payne! His existential comedy-drama, "The Descendents," won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture--Drama. "The Descendents" is a meaning-focused film and true to Payne's Greek heritage nicely illustrates the core elements of The OPA! Way: Connect Meaningfully with Others, Engage with Deeper Purpose, and Embrace Life with Attitude. OPA!

    The Descendants Movie Trailer Official (HD)

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    The Descendants hits theaters on December 16th...
  • Our new "OPA! Center" (for Meaning) will be located on Marcy Street, Santa Fe's destination spot just one block north of the historic Plaza. Santa Fe is the oldest capitol city in the USA and the first city in North America to become a member of UNESCO's Global Creative Cities Network. OPA! http://tinyurl.com/6sgk5ru

  • The National Herald newspaper names "the Greek citizen" as the 2011 Person of the Year: http://www.thenationalherald.com/ Bravo! OPA!

  • "Knowing many things doesn't teach insight."--Heraclitus (Ἡράκλειτος), pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. OPA!

  • "Greeks are to be called all those who have studied our culture rather than those who are born Greek."--Isokrates (Ἰσοκράτης) OPA!

  • Congratulations to our "OPA! Partner," the Melbourne, Australia-based OPA! Magazine for receiving the Victorian Award for Excellence in Media 2011: http://www.opamagazine.com.au/ OPA!

  • Looking for inspiration this holiday season? Check out the movie, "Do You Wanna Dance?", selected as a monthly feature of Spiritual Cinema Circle (a Gaiam Company). Written by, produced by, and starring (as "Billy Duncan") our Greek-American friend Robert Krantz, the film brings meaning to life in an entertaining and truly memorable way. Indeed, it will make you "wanna dance!" OPA!

    Do You Wanna Dance? - Trailer 1

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    Billy Duncan, a dance instructor who has fallen on hard times and a misstep with the law, has to teach dance lessons to a Greek Orthodox c...
  • "When we bring meaning to work, we bring with us the possibility of meaningful change in the workplace and in the world around us." OPA!

  • We will be presenting "Leading with Meaning--The OPA! Way" (our new paradigm for "Living & Working with Meaning" that is uniquely inspired by and based on Greek culture) at the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 2-6, 2012. Since 1939, ASPA has been the nation's most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena. OPA!

  • "We don't create meaning--we find it. And we can't find it if we don't look for it." OPA!

  • "Prison bars imagined are no less solid steel."--Rodney Crowell

    Rodney Crowell - Time To Go Inward (+ lyrics 2003)

    From his class album 'Fate's Right Hand' comes my joint favourite track on the album with on screen lyrics and credits. Just sharing a great RC song. No copyright infringement is intended, just...
  • Every September 15th not only is the United Nations' "International Day of Democracy" (a Greek invention) but also is "OPA! DAY!"--a very special day to celebrate all things Greek. In 2011, OPA! DAY was celebrated on five continents! Join this global initiative by starting to plan for OPA! DAY 2012: http://tinyurl.com/27j4a4x OPA!

  • Participate in the "rebranding" of Greece and all things Greek by planning an "OPA! Day 2012" celebration in your part of the world! For more information and suggestions to get you started, visit: http://tinyurl.com/27j4a4x OPA!

  • Let us not forget the words of the famous English Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, regarded as one of the finest lyric poets in the English language, who keenly observed: "We are all Greek. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece." OPA! (http://www.theopaway.com)

  • "Nothing is sufficient for the person who finds sufficiency too little," warned Epicurus (Ἐπίκουρος). What do you think Epicurus would say about Black Friday and what does this so-called "holiday" in the States say about postmodern society? What does it say about the human quest for meaning?

  • Food-for-Thought from the Greek philosopher, Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης): "If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out." Let's be thankful for and focus on what we have rather than what we do not. Happy Thanksgiving USA! OPA!

  • Stay tuned for a featured interview with Dr. Alex Pattakos on Austin Hellenic Radio (KVRX 91.7 FM) at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 1st. Hosted by producer Michael Nevradakis, Pattakos will introduce The OPA! Way, a new approach to "Living & Working with Meaning" that is uniquely inspired by and based on Greek culture, as well as will discuss his views on how Greece can move forward from its current crisis. OPA! http://www.austinhellenicradio.org/

  • Invited to present "LEADING with Meaning--The OPA! Way" at 2012 American Society for Public Administration Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada USA: http://tinyurl.com/y3vgtxf OPA!

  • Will present "Innovating with Meaning--The OPA! Way" at the 2012 American Society for Public Administration Conference: http://tinyurl.com/y3vgtxf OPA!

  • Replay of our Webinar, "Innovating with Meaning: Rediscovering the Soul of Authentic Leadership--The OPA! Way": http://tinyurl.com/cnfxevy OPA!

  • In January 2010, we wrote a piece for a Greek-American newspaper entitled, "Hollywood's New Battle Cry: The Greeks Are Coming!" In it we referred to a movie that will be released nationally on Friday of this week (11-11-11) called "Immortals." Co-written by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, this movie is loosely based on the classical myth of the Greek warrior Theseus and depicts what is essentially his personal search for meaning.

    Immortals : Official Character Profile - Phaedra [HD]

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    Release Date: 11 November 2011
    Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy
    Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt
  • Join hundreds of your colleagues from around the world in our free webinar on November 9th, "Innovating with Meaning: Rediscovering the Soul of Authentic Leadership, The OPA! Way." Even if you can't attend the "live" session, we recommend that you register so that you can receive the hand-outs and other supporting information, as well as have access to the recorded replay that you may listen to at your convenience. OPA! http://bit.ly/NOV9webinar

  • Join hundreds of your colleagues from around the world in our November 9th webinar on leading and innovating with Meaning, The OPA! Way (an approach that is uniquely inspired by and based on Greek culture): http://bit.ly/NOV9invitation OPA!

  • "Man--a being in search of meaning."--Plato (Πλάτων) Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheOPAWay) & join the OPA! Village: http://www.theopaway.com OPA!

  • The Italian edition of PRISONERS OF OUR THOUGHTS looks great; it is expected to be a national Top-10 bestseller in Italy like in Spain! OPA!

  • In just 2 days some 100 people have enrolled in our November 9th webinar, "INNOVATING with MEANING: Rediscovering the SOUL of Authentic Leadership--The OPA! Way": http://bit.ly/NOV9invitation OPA!

  • Our webinar on "Innovating with Meaning" & The OPA! Way is being promoted by the Greater IBM Connection Worldwide: http://tinyurl.com/5ksu66 OPA!

  • We invite you to join leaders and innovators from around the world ONLINE on Wednesday, November 9th, for a dialogue on "INNOVATING with MEANING: Rediscovering the SOUL of Authentic Leadership--The OPA! Way." It's free to attend, so register NOW! http://bit.ly/NOV9invitation

  • The real crisis BEHIND the global economic crisis is the Crisis of Meaning: http://tinyurl.com/6arqyp OPA!

  • Watch the trailer for the movie, "OPA!," co-starring our friend, Alki David as Spiros ( "In Greece, we don't hide what we are feeling. Feeling is like breathing."), Spiritual Cinema Circle's feature film for the month of October 2011: http://tinyurl.com/3whvqk6 OPA!

  • Listen to our recent interview (in English) on Athens International Radio (AIR 104.4, Αθηνα 9.84) on the search for meaning as a megatrend in everyday life, politics, business, .... A "crisis of meaning" is the crisis BEHIND the economic crisis in Greece and other countries. Learn why we believe that the second "Golden Age of Greece" is coming! OPA! http://www.athina984.gr/node/161045

  • HOLD THE DATE! On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST, we'll be conducting a free webinar on "Innovating with Meaning The OPA! Way" in collaboration with the Global Dialgoue Center (http://www.globaldialoguecenter.com/). More details, official invitation, and registration information to follow. OPA!

  • Many thanks to OPA! MAGAZINE for supporting OPA! DAY & profiling PRISONERS OF OUR THOUGHTS in the Sept. 2011 issue: http://www.opamagazine.com.au/

  • Introducing "OPA! Happiness Secrets" in Woman's World Magazine (September 19, 2011) to over 1.6 million readers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theopaway/6181845089/ OPA!

  • Front cover of the Greek edition of PRISONERS OF OUR THOUGHTS, now the focus of a comprehensive media campaign: http://tinyurl.com/69c5tjn

  • Release of the Greek edition of our book, PRISONERS OF OUR THOUGHTS, has been rescheduled for November 2011. We are working closely with our Greek publisher, P. Kyriakides Publishing Co. in Athens, on a comprehensive publicity campaign that includes both print and electronic media. OPA!

  • Both the innovation of "OPA! Day" and our book, "Prisoners of Our Thoughts" (now in 20 languages including a Greek edition), will be featured in the September 2011 issue of OPA! Magazine, published in Melbourne, Australia: http://www.opamagazine.com.au/

  • Our article, "OPA! It's a Lifestyle and Workstyle," will be published in the October 2011 issue of the PA TIMES, the monthly newspaper of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), which is the nation's most respected society representing all forums in the public service arena: http://tinyurl.com/3t4pzdn

  • Working closely with our Greek publicist to support the release of the Greek edition of our book, "Prisoners of Our Thoughts," and to promote The OPA! Way and all things OPA! beginning next week in Athens. Besides scheduling media interviews, both print and television media will cover the OPA! Day celebration in Rethymno, Crete, on September 15th. OPA!

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