• Paul Palmarozza, Timeless Values


    Timeless Values 

    for Today

    Values are the principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.


    To achieve the greatest degree of contentment and happiness we need to live by the natural human values i.e. those which are consistent with our nature.


    Timeless Values for Today is an attempt to remind us about these natural values

  • About Timeless Values

    Integrity,  Service  &  Silence

    Natural Human Values

    Natural human values are held dear in the heart of all human beings. All traditions, secular and spiritual, acknowledge these values, sometimes called virtues, and provide guidance on their importance and how to live by them.

    Love, Truth , Justice & Freedom

    Universal values such as, Love, Truth, Justice and Freedom are natural to us and when we live by them the result is peace and happiness, which is what we all seek. Such values are naturally appreciated by all human beings although due to our full freedom of choice, other values are often chosen in preference e.g. Wealth, Fame, Power and Pleasure, under the mistaken belief that they will bring peace and happiness. In themselves these materialistic values are not wrong, but all too often the continual desire to have their fruits e.g. money and pleasure, becomes dominant and they then  become the basis for our decisions. The inevitable consequence of this is Excess; not knowing what is enough, not knowing when to stop.

    Measurable Results vs Values

    A pattern has been emerging over the years in all aspects of life , from classrooms to boardrooms. Success is measured by quantitative results, be it examination grades, business profits, yearly earnings, numbers of friends on Facebook, the price of your car or house etc etc. As a result natural human values such as honesty, fairness, compassion are all too often ignored or compromised. For example, someone may lie or pay a bribe to get a business deal, or cheat to get better exam results.

    The Need Today

    The consequence of basing our decisions on the wrong values is stress and tension which is being experienced on a large scale in our society, by adults and children as well. The degree of mental illness and the breakdown of families have risen dramatically in the last 20 years which is strong indicator that something is not right in society today.

    What has been seen as a need today for all of us, especially young people, is to be reminded more often about the natural values and as well as the guidance that has been offered down through the ages about how to live these values.

    Timeless Values

    Timeless Values for Today, is a compilation of Value-based resources, using traditional communication methods, like books, and modern technology, like apps and websites like this one, to offer reminders. Hopefully we can make a contribution to shift the focus from results to values, from short term success to real and lasting happiness.

  • Values Resources

    What We Offer @ Timeless Values

  • Books

    In Praise of Silence

    In Praise of Silence

    The book is a collection of ancient and modern wisdom regarding the subtle subject of Silence, drawn from a wide range of cultures, spiritual traditions and inspired individuals.
My role has been simply to integrate the wise words of others into a cohesive whole so that you can better understand how silence can benefit your life. May their words encourage you to quietly reflect on their meaning and connect with the ever-present silence. International orders visit Amazon http://amzn.to/1OGd8Ab
    Coming soon
    From Principles to Profit - The Art of Moral Management

    From Principles to Profit - The Art of Moral Management

    The main theme of the book is that if you work to fine principles then sustainable long term profits will be more likely to manifest. Numerous examples are offered to show that putting into practice on a daily basis fundamental values, such as integrity, trust and service, is vital to the long term sustainability of any enterprise and the personal well-being of the individuals involved.
 For International Orders please visit Amazon http://amzn.to/1mv02zX
    Coming soon
    If I Can… Timeless Values for Today

    If I Can… Timeless Values for Today

    If I Can… has brought together two very important influences in this person’s life; the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling and the study of Philosophy, especially the Bhagavad Gita, both reminding us of universal values and how they are natural for everyone's life. The book contains If I can… statements and quotations from various traditions offering guidance about 73 values.
    For International Orders please visit Amazon at http://amzn.to/1mZPbOk
    Coming soon
  • If I Can.........APP

    If I can …Daily Online App

    A daily offering relating to one of 52 values including an If I can statement about the value of the day, a quote from one of various traditions; spiritual and secular, east & west, and an open ended question for self-reflection on the application of the value to my life. Subscribers are provided a daily email reminder which contains a link to the If I can website where the content is accessed along with other values resources, such as stories and a YouTube playlist of videos about values.

    See www.ificanapp.com


    If I can…Schools version: a daily offering relating to one of 36 values geared to young people, which is composed of the same elements i.e. an If I can statement about the value of the day, a quote and an open ended question for self-reflection on the application of the value to my life. The Schools version and the other values based resources e.g. stories and videos are available on the Resources page of the If I Can… website. http://ificanapp.com/resources  

  • Training Programmes

    Inspired by Timeless Philosophy, Ethics and Spirituality


    Practical Philosophy

    How do you know who you are? Or why you are?

    An introductory course of ten weeks, week-day evenings or Saturday mornings, on timeless, practical philosophy. The course provides an opportunity to consider philosophical ideas and questions of real relevance to all our lives.

    See www.practicalphilosophy.com.


    The course is being offered for a fee of £10. This is part of the School of Economic Science’s Philosophy Curriculum




    Vision & Values

    Ethical Entrepreneur is an e-learning values app which provides guidance on how the application of values in business enhances the performance, sustainability and responsibility of your business. A free daily email version is also available.

    The content uses 30 values and their application to 9 core management functions as the basis. Practical examples are offered through video interviews of experienced business people telling their stories about the vital role that values have played in their success. Also offered are living values challenges, quotes from credible sources and a series of drama-based videos on Ethical Decision-making, along with a daily mindfulness exercise and a reflective question about the application of the value in your life.

    A further option is an Ethical Entrepreneur E-book which provides a more in-depth assessment of the need and the basis for the values-based solution plus details on the EE values profile. Content includes video interviews and text material from Business School professors, business executives and subject matter specialists.

    See this website for more details, demos and links on how to subscribe/purchase : www.ethicalentrepreneur.org



    Online Course


    Subscribe to receive a 30-week online course on values in business. Each day you will receive a mix of:
    • If I can… challenges about the value covered that week
    • Video interviews of experienced business leaders who have used values to succeed in business
    • Stories and popular YouTube & Facebook videos about the value
    • A mindfulness exercise designed to bring you to a greater degree of stillness so that you can consider…
    • A reflective question about how you can apply the value in your life
    • A weekly Feedback session
    Subscribe to receive our 30 module interactive e-learning course on values in business. Each day you will receive a mix of:
    • Text and video material about the value, including input from Business Schools Professors and management text books
    • If I can… challenges about the value covered that week
    • Video interviews of experienced business leaders who have used values to succeed in business
    • Stories and popular YouTube & Facebook videos about the value
    • A mindfulness exercise designed to bring you to a greater degree of stillness so that you can consider…
    • A reflective question about how you can the apply the value in your life
    • A feedback session on each module
    A more in-depth exploration of the values based management approach behind ethical business and sustainable success. The topics covered are:
    Session 1 The State of Business in Society Today
    Session 2 Trust in Business
    Session 3 The Millennial View of Business
    Session 4 Values in Business
    Session 5 Ethical Entrepreneur Values Profile
    Session 6 Inspiring Leadership & Meditation
    Session 7 Ethical Decision-Making & Mindfulness
  • Ethical Entrepreneur Interviews

    Dr H P Kanoria

    Matthew McNeill

    Dame Stephanie Shirley

    Lord Michael Hastings

    Dr Ana-Maria Pascal

    Hans Leewens

    Dr Rahul Varma

    Prof Jonathan Liu

    Dr A D Amar

    Loren Jenkins

    Naomi Wright

    Lord Karan Bilimoria

  • Values Videos

    The Ethical Entrepreneur

    Vision and Values

    Ethical and Effective

    An introductory video to a series of drama-based videos on Ethical Decision Making that are part of the Ethical Entrepreneur E-Learning version.

    Malta TV Interview

    Brahma Kumaris UK

    Beyond Fear-Harnessing the Power of Silence

    My talk is from 14:33 until 33:33

    Indian TV Part 1

    A 4 part series tracing my life's journey from birth and early years in the US to a period living in Brussels and the last 35 years in London. The main themes running through all the parts are universal human values, the power of silence and of the present moment and meditation. Part1 gives the story behind the development of the If I can App.

    Part 2 & 3

    Covering primarily Spirituality in Business and the book From Principles to Profit

    Part 4

    Deals with promotion and support of teaching Sanskrit in schools under the auspices of the charity Sanskrit @ St James.

  • Paul Palmarozza- Career Summary

    Integrity,  Service  &  Silence

    Business Experience

    Paul who has worked in management positions for 49 of his 54 year business career was initially employed for 16 years by the global computer company, Control Data, in both the US & Brussels. His last assignment for them was as General Manager of a new computer based education business, the first of its kind in Europe.

    In 1980 he was accepted for a one year Diploma in Education programme at Oxford University, where in addition to his studies he worked with Headmasters of schools and educational consultants also attending the course to explore how computers could best applied in Education. His conclusion at the end of the course was that computers were not well suited for primary education and so in 1981 he moved to London and set up as a self-employed consultant in the field of computer based training or e-learning as it has come to be known.

    After helping many companies learn about and then introduce this new technology and also acting as an advisor to the UK Government’s Manpower Services Commission, in 1987 he founded an e-learning based training company, Intellexis, which specialised in financial training. Intellexis grew steadily developing more than 70 hours of financial training, much of which was offered in 9 languages. The courses were used extensively by many of the world’s largest companies e.g. Nestle, Unilever, IBM, Rolls Royce.

    In 2001 Intellexis became a public company listed on the London AIM Stock Exchange. Paul was initially the CEO and then later took up a positon of developing the International business in countries like India and China. Intellexis Plc later changed its name to the ILX Group after a series of acquisitions and is now part of the Progility Plc who are still listed on AIM. Paul retired from the organisation in 2011.


    Principled Business

    In 2012 Paul and Chris Rees, founded the Principled Business partnership offering drama based ethics training. Their course, Ethical & Effective, is available in DVD and e-learning formats as well in classroom sessions. They have also co-authored a book, From Principles to Profit.

    Principles Business was closed down in 2018 and the Ethical & Effective content given over to If I Can…CIC.


    Regents University, London

    Paul is currently a Guest Lecturer in their Business School’s Entrepreneurship Programme.

    Charitable Activities- unpaid services

    School of Philosophy and Economic Science

    For 47 years Paul has been a member of this education charity offering programmes in Economics and Philosophy based on both the teaching of the both western and eastern spiritual traditions.

    For 45 years he has been a tutor of Philosophy courses. He studied a number of subjects in the school including Calligraphy, Plato and Sanskrit in which he is still actively involved. For 11 years until it closed down in 2016 , Paul was the Assistant Organiser of a major yearly arts festival run by the School called Art in Action. It was a 4 day event which attracts around 20-25,000 visitors each year and is run entirely by volunteers - about 600 each day. See https://schoolofphilosophy.org


    St James School

    Founded in 1975 St James School offers education for students, boys and girls, from 4-5 years old up to the end of secondary school at 18 years old. Over the past 35 years Paul has served the school in various capacities e.g. Careers Advisor, Head of Fund Raising, Head of Meditation tutorials for the Senior Boys school and Manager of St James Publishing , an operation founded to enable the St James teachers to write their own text books. www.stjamesschools.co.uk


    Sanskrit @ St James

    From 2012 until 2019 he was the Director of a charitable operation, Sanskrit @ St James, whose aim is the promotion and support for the teaching of Sanskrit in schools on a global basis. Their activities include raising the awareness of the value of the subject, developing teaching materials for teachers and students, running teacher training courses and promoting and supporting the expansion of the Cambridge IGCSE Sanskrit exam.  www.sanskritatstjames.org.uk   www.sanskritexams.org.uk


    Waterperry Gardens Ltd

    Since 2019 he has been a member of the Board of Directors, serving as the Acting Chairman for a 6 month period in 2020. Waterperry Gardens were initially made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies there from 1932 to 1971. It is now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop. See https://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk


    If I Can...CIC

    In 2013 he founded If I Can...CIC, a Community Interest Company, which provides the free If I can… values app ( www.ificanapp.com) offering daily reminders about fine natural values. A Schools version, values-based stories and a YouTube Playlist of values-based videos are also included.

    If I can…CIC is also the entity behind the design, development and distribution of the Ethical Entrepreneur training products and services.

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