Skye Cleary | How to Be Authentic


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Welcome to In Search of Wisdom, a podcast by the Perennial Leader Project.

In this episode, my guest is Skye Cleary, the author of the new book How to Be Authentic. Skye is a philosopher and writer. She teaches at Columbia University and the City University of New York and is also the author of Existentialism and Romantic Love. Learn more about Skye at

In the conversation, Skye and I discuss:

  • Simone de Beauvoir and why she is an important figure today
  • The challenges of defining Existentialism
  • The idea of “Becoming”
  • Whether it’s possible to know yourself
  • The problem with labels
  • Wisdom in daily life and much more

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