Mr. Athanasakos’s first book, of a series of books related to the expansion of one’s abilities, is called ‘The Ecosystem of Success: 10 x 10 Evolution Method for the New You’, and it is an extensive analytical method structured in a 100-point format, where 10 distinct and progressive levels of Evolution are subdivided each into 10 separate steps or ‘stages’ of development. According to the author, ANY individual regardless of circumstances can benefit from it and implement the core values of each stage into daily life and long-term development. This first book contains more autobiographical elements than the ones following.
His second book, ‘The Top Floor Mindset – Express Elevator for Aspiring Leaders’ is a fast-track method aiming to improve aspiring leaders operating in ALL possible competitive arenas such as business, politics, sports, military, the academic world, including those skilled professionals who feel entitled to lead but fail to encounter the opportunity.
The third book, ’10 Questions Success will Ask – Daily check-up for winners’ is an even shorter and practical guide for everyday success, through a 10-point method comprising a cycle. The reason behind such a structure is that, as you progress and develop, you will need to re-address the same questions in the same organic sequence over and over again, since they gain in meaning and value as you keep expanding. Each chapter is followed by 6 elements: What to Think, Say and Do daily, while you examine your Behavior, Traits, and Environment.
His fourth book, ‘Reverse the Odds – Forecasting Bets and Outcomes’, uses rarely presented methods derived from the sports-betting industry which find excellent application in how the Successful Performer evaluates Risk and avoids the pitfalls and traps of any pre-existing Ecosystem by choosing only the right probabilities, and going all-in. Courage, patience, an incredibly analytical approach and above all, Wisdom, are assets the successful bettor will need to develop further.
Earlier in his career, Athanasakos had been the author of numerous academic papers (from the ‘Masonic Elements in the Operas of W.A.Mozart’, to ‘Stress and Performance Anxiety’, to ‘Issues on Historical Performance Practice’), and the writer of impressive program-notes and analysis provided during his concerts. His lectures, equally insightful and instructive have been presented repeatedly at universities and academies, foundations, companies, festivals, conferences and in the Media, focusing especially on the younger generation of future leaders and professionals.
Mr. Athanasakos is the author who first coined a few terms in English, including the introduction and definition of ‘Posterior Presence’ and ‘Meta-Life’ in relation to the philosophy of life and death, and its impact on Success.