I hammered through this book in one hour. That was too fast. It's broken up into chapters with life work recommendations at the end of each chapter, in the same vein as No More Mr. Nice Guy. It addresses ideas important to men head on in easily digestible amounts. It draws on the writings of other men from contemporary to the Roman empire. And it focuses on introspection - how a man changes himself to change his environment.
The philosophy that stuck out the most is that this journey, like any journey, is a beginning. Not an end. Philosophies are something upon which to build, not a box in which to be bound.
The author has shown improvement in his writing with his first non fiction piece, and shows a respect to those who came before him. I look forward to his writings in the future.