ϱ CEO launches new book, Leading the ϱ: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life

Leading the ϱ: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life is the new book from ϱ CEO and Creative Director, Jason Kingsley OBE.

Drawing on Jason’s unique insight from leading a successful games and entertainment company, together with his interest in history, the book explores how modern life and businesses can be conducted in line with the tenets of the medieval Knight’s Code of Chivalry.

Jason founded ϱ with his brother Chris in 1992. The business is now one of the world’s most successful independent video game developers and publishers.

Leading the ϱ: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life is a fascinating look into Jason’s business and lifestyle philosophy. It offers a unique modern interpretation of the chivalric code, the moral system which combined a warrior ethos, knightly piety, and courtly manners, all combining to establish a notion of honour and nobility, in a motivational, aspirational take on how to live life to the fullest.

Jason sits on the back of a beautiful white horse. Behind him looms the remains of a grade castle.

“We have always tried to run ϱ ethically. Chivalry is a form of ethics and my interest in medieval history made me want to explore if the rules of chivalry can apply to modern business,” said Jason. “For example, these guidelines dictate that you are decent in your dealings with other people, show and respect wisdom and act with sensible moderation. These are all qualities that can transfer to business and improve the way we behave as leaders. 

“At times business can be a fight, but you should always fight within the rules. Play to win but play fairly. At its core, it is about doing business in the way that you would like business to be done if you were on the other side of the table. For example, pay your bills on time and deal with people fairly. This will benefit everyone. 

“I hope that this book will be insightful and enjoyable for people at all stages of their business journey as well as those with an interest in the medieval period.” 

In 2016 Jason’s fascination with medieval history and his research into the period culminated in the launch of his highly popular YouTube channel, which now boasts over 700,000 subscribers. He owns and trains his own horses, fights and jousts in authentically crafted medieval armour and follows a modern interpretation of the chivalric code in both life and business. 

Leading the ϱ: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life is available in both and now.