http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/the-pleasures-and-sorrows-of-work via @adactio. Mr. Keith, I request a re-blog feature, please?
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Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
Through his witty and literate books — and his new School of Life — Alain de Botton helps others find fulfillment in the everyday.
This talk will raise a host of questions about the meaning and purpose of work - in particular investigating the effects of industrialisation and modernisation on the individual worker
Alain de Botton is a philosopher, author and entrepreneur.
Philosopher Alain De Botton, author of The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work explores why work is important, and what makes it fulfilling or not.