The School of Life

Core disciplines: Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications


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Believe it or not, marrying someone because we love them is actually a fairly new concept. The History of Love:
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Why do certain dance moves affect your bodily chemistry, creativity & emotions? Find out at our Summer Dance Party:
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One of the odder features of relationships is that in truth, the need for, yet fear of, rejection never ends:
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Understand how to build your next relationship on a foundation that lasts:
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In your most depressed moods, what do you tell yourself about your career? Explore more with The Confessions Game:
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Being in a particular psychological environment every day for years has a pretty big impact on our habits of mind:
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A titan of the tech world meets a giant of the comedy world. Jimmy Wales and Stewart Lee come to TSOL on 5 July:
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The only way to bring about the change we really need is to prioritise modesty, patience, rigour and collaboration:
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Animals return us to a fairer, more modest sense of our role on the planet:
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'Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.' - Confucius
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'Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.' - Gustave Flaubert
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Are we too materialistic? The answer, surprisingly, is that there are better and worse versions of materialism:
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Part of our vulnerability to hatred stems from our poignant habit of keeping an open mind around criticisms of us:
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Confidence means forgiving ourselves for the horror of our first attempts. Find out more:
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Animals can teach us a lot abut wisdom, if we're willing to listen.
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Probe at new infatuations and crushes: by getting to know them better:
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Experience the best of The School of Life Curriculum in a single, unforgettable week at our Summer School:
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In love & work, life requires us to be specialists even though we are by nature suited for wide-ranging exploration:
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Serenity isn't the reserve of Buddhist monks alone, it can be channeled into all of our daily lives:
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Love is ultimately not just a feeling but a skill that has to be learnt. Here is a small manual of sorts:
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'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson #WednesdayWisdom
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'Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.' - Albert Camus
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It's hard to detect how much our feelings affect our judgement. We should take care to be sceptical of our impulses:
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Moving from team member to manager of the same team can be a tricky transition. Learn how to manage it:
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There are essentially six different types of stress – and six different ‘inner voices’ we need to deal with them:
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RT @BrennanJacoby: Talking #supportiveness @facebook + @TheSchoolOfLife
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Rugged coastlines inspired Friedrich to consider the mystery of our existence. Discover birthplaces of great ideas:
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Learn how to ensure your voice is heard at work:
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RT @Foyles: Foyles//@TheSchoolOfLife bring you Great Thinkers with @aIaindebotton, the first in a series of TSOL minis, May 25: https://t.c
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Once the real issues in our relationships are raised, the annoying details may prove less difficult to live with:

Airbnb - The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel
Brand strategy
Our philosophical consulting team took a leftfield approach to redefine Airbnb’s market segmentation
May 9th 2017 13:37:07
Pictet - A Philosophy of Sustainability
A Philosophy of Sustainability
Branded content
A film exploring the key ingredients behind Pictet's philosophy of sustainability
Apr 24th 2017 17:12:56
The School of Life supported by Leo Burnett - Business Wise
The School of Life supported by Leo Burnett
(The School of Life)
Business Wise
Innovation/NPD/Service Design
Exploring the big ideas around branding, meaning, culture and value
Feb 1st 2017 14:43:40
Ikano Bank - A Simpler Britain
Ikano Bank
(Ikano Bank)
A Simpler Britain
Branded content, Innovation/NPD/Service Design
To help Ikano Bank launch in the UK we created a beautifully designed book on simplicity
Nov 8th 2016 15:37:58
Central YMCA - Eudaimonia! Good ideas for living well
Central YMCA
(Central YMCA)
Eudaimonia! Good ideas for living well
Branded content, Innovation/NPD/Service Design
We put on a conference exploring the future of fitness, healthcare and wellbeing for Londoners
Nov 7th 2016 16:09:04

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