Why Timeless & Timely?

Embrace stories of the past to inform the present and prepare for the future.

Traditional leadership, strategy, and communications pieces can seem formulaic or prescriptive. As if a list will help you out of your jam.

But one thing we all love? Stories.

Leaders abound in literature and history, and their stories (for what is history, but a set of stories?) can serve as lessons and guideposts today in communication, leadership, and integrity, leading to better relationships.

Each week in Timeless & Timely, you get advice and counsel of the past as a guide to understanding and acting on the issues and ideas before us today.

Or, as George Will said about his own column,

“Amid the cacophony, and because of it, there is an audience for some­thing different.”

Give Me Something Different

If you sign up for the free email, every you get:

✒️ An essay every Wednesday with contextual historical quotes and deep thoughts on leadership, communication, and humanity, connected to a current event.

🕔 A Saturday edition called “Off the Clock” that lands somewhere between Timeless & Timely, usually focused on language and literature. For the word nerds among us.

📜 Plus plenty of historical quotes in context, all designed to make you well-informed and provide you with a different perspective.


If you sign up for the Premium edition, you get all of that, plus:

🎧 The audio edition of the Wednesday newsletter, in case you prefer to listen to it rather than read it.

🏛 An additional newsletter on Friday with an essay and links to curated stories and a recommended book and podcast.

✏️ The ability to comment on subscriber-only posts and to participate in Q&A sessions from time to time.

Who is Scott Monty?

I’m a former Classics major who went on to get an M.B.A. and eventually became the first executive at Ford Motor Company to lead digital communications and social media globally. During that time, I was exposed to all parts of the business and to leaders across the world in various industries.

Along the way, I realized there are fundamental behaviors we share and that leaders are everywhere around us, with lessons ready for us — if we’re ready for them.

But this isn’t just stories from the past; it’s about applying what we already know to what’s going on in the world around us today.

I regularly speak to groups about leadership and communications topics. If you’d like to bring me in, please contact me here.

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Thanks, and I’ll see you on the internet.