Clarke Scott is entrepreneur and personal brand consultant who draws on his 22+ years of philosophical education and contemplative practice to help people discover their own innate potential for business. With a keen sense for the profound and an honesty of spirit Clarke’s projects often reflect his own concerns for a life well lived.
Hi there. I'm Clarke. Thanks for dropping by. Here you will find content about how entrepreneurialism, personal branding, and mindsets — these are the three pillars of a good life.
I build businesses and teach others how to do the same by leveraging the Power of PERSONAL BRANDING
The first business I built and sold was a software business back in the early 2000's. Back then I wrote the code as well as negotiated deals.
There is also content about philosophy, meditation, and other seemingly disparate disciplines that come together to inform my own life.
Through the 90's lived and studied with Tibetan lamas both here in Australia and in India.
At the same time I developed several software business as a means of supporting myself while living as a monk. For some this may seem odd but in Buddhist philosophy we have this notion of right livelihood and the current situation for many Western monastics self financial support is the only solution. I was no different.
My initial contact with Buddhism back in 1995 at a time when I was at the Victoria College of the Arts studying music. Since then I have read, thought about, practiced, and lived by the principles found within the Buddhist world-view every day since. But I do not adhere to one school of Buddhism and I have also read widely across Western Philosophy and science.
All of that is to say that I have a great love of philosophy in general and Buddhism in particular. I consider myself a Buddhist. I practice meditation every day. But more important than this I consider myself a human being with the potential to evolve, and I connect with others at this level.
In 2009 I began a PhD in philosophy through the university of Tasmania and through this project I was lucky enough to live and work in India among the Tibetan community.
The PhD was a cross-cultural research project into the nature of self according to Eastern and Western philosophy. It was a lot of fun, which alas I was unable to complete. However, a lot of what you will find here comes from this research. Indeed, it is this rare combination of 15+ years with the Tibetan, study of Western Philosophy, and my on-going contemplative practice that is the heart of this content.
It was during this time that my love for art and cinema came back. I won't go into the fine details here. Suffice it to say, I moved into video production where I taught myself filmmaking skills so as to own a living after the PhD.
I first worked as an editor. Honing the skill of visual stroytelling. I then went on to shoot branded documentaries throughout Australia, and a national TV commercial in Thailand in 2011 as a freelance commercial director.
The highlight of this phase of my life was writing and directing a feature film.
Below is me onset directing my first feature film, A Thousand Moments Later.
Here's the trailer.
And a marketing video I created for the film...
We made the national newspaper with this film...
It was during this time that I started a digital agency.
It has taken me a long time to come to this realisation...and that is, I cannot live my life well without creating something that has deep roots into the way I view the world around me and my way of being in the world. My work here is about just that. My view of the world. And although the way I see the world is heavily influenced by Buddhism, my work is not about championing Buddhism per se. Rather my work is about championing human potential.
Someone once said about me,"With a keen sense for the profound and an honesty of spirit Clarke's projects often reflect his own concerns for a life well lived."
I take what I have learnt from my own life and about those things.
I am very excited and a little nervous to finally release the film. But more on that coming...
Here are some of my teachers and a couple of friends....
My Time As A Buddhist Monk
This photo with the Dalai Lama was taken in his home just after a private meeting in 2011 to discuss my PhD studies, my own practice, and how best to serve other people in the future.
Hi, I'm Clarke and thank you for visiting. Here you will find education material I believe will unlock your innate potential to flourish and through this you will have the capacity to live with more wealth, health and happiness than you ever thought possible.
I know that is a massive claim but, I believe this from my core because I have lived it and I am more than happy to show you how I did it. But first, let me tell you why I want to do this.
My time as a monk grounded me in a tradition with deep philosophical import, motivated by compassion to serve, and the private meeting with the Dalai Lama reinforced this idea - the meeting was impactful to say the least.
Indeed, HH Dalai Lama was, and continues to be, an inspiration in my life. His tireless work for a better world regardless of background is something I aspire to. And I believe my work here is in some small way a reflection of this inspiration.
I provide wellness tools for modern people living in a modern world. This is both the ethos of Clarke Scott Education, and something I personally strive to uphold.
I am not here to champion a particular tradition. Rather I am here to championing your potential to live a good life. No! A GREAT life.
I will provide you the concepts, tools, strategies, and straight-forward tactics to live well and in abundance, with a sense of well-being that goes beyond but does not exclude wealth, health, and happiness.
As HH Dalai Lama himself has said, "Every sentient being has the right to live with freedom and happiness."
And yes I met Richard Gere at the Dalai Lama's house. He was a nice guy. Humble and friendly.