Ed Brooks on Why Success Begins With Character

The executive director of The Oxford Character Project and content partner on Kore Venture,  Ed Brooks, speaks on character. Why is character important to a successful life? How we can begin to cultivate it?


Dr Edward Brooks is the Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project and also heads the Global Leadership Initiative. His academic work focuses on how the virtue of hope might be understood and cultivated in late modernity. Ed came to Oxford to study history at Magdalen in 1999, returning in 2010 following a few years in South Africa. Much of Ed’s first Oxford life was spent on the rugby pitch; these days you are more likely to find him on a long training run in the hills around Oxford. He is married to Liubov and kept busy by three “energetic” young children, Sophia, Felix and Alexa.

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