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About the Founder




Bruce Taub is the principal architect of The Noble Leisure Project.  Bruce is a former financial services executive, an entrepreneur and an academic.  His corporate experience includes senior management and marketing positions at two Fortune 50 investment firms.  He was Senior Vice President at Prudential Financial, responsible for the financial planning and securities businesses in the northeastern United States and a member of the securities company Operating Committee.  At Merrill Lynch, where he worked for over twenty years, he held positions as Senior Director of the International Sales and Products Group and as National Sales Manager for the U. S. Private Client Group.  Upon leaving the corporate world, Bruce advised a number of start-up and early stage ventures in business management, marketing, strategy and capital structuring.


Bruce became “at leisure” to resume his education in 2007.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Science (summa cum laude, Northeastern University) and graduate degrees in Education (Harvard University), Ethics and Public Policy (Suffolk University).  He is currently working toward his PhD in Philosophy at Boston University.  Bruce studied ancient Greek at the University of Chicago.  He is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Bruce is appointed to the adjunct faculties at Boston College, Suffolk University and Northeastern University where he has taught leadership, business ethics, ancient and modern philosophy, social and political theory and logic.



Bruce conceived of the Noble Leisure Project while studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner’s course Good Work in Education and his by-invitation-only seminar Truth, Beauty and Goodness, Bruce began to imagine a platform for research and instruction combining ancient ideas about the virtues with leisure theory and best practice, in order to promote opportunities for personal flourishing beyond work.

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