The School of Life

Core disciplines: Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications


Tweet : Feb 24th 2018 11:00
Given how risky the truth about us can feel, we have had to learn to be masters of deception. Learn more in class:
Tweet : Feb 24th 2018 11:00
"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu
Tweet : Feb 24th 2018 09:30
The Normality of Anxiety Attacks: "The same sensitivity that lies behind our attacks is also and rightly at the heart of some of the most prestigious moments of culture." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 23rd 2018 10:30
There are few more important tasks than developing our minds – that is, practising becoming a little less confused, anxious, unfocused, distracted and forgetful. For this challenge of self-development, we need a good self-help book. Begin your journey:
Tweet : Feb 23rd 2018 09:30
Politeness: "The polite person will be drawn to deploying soft, tentative language and holding back on criticism wherever possible. Their politeness is a logical, careful response to the complexity they identify in themselves and in the world." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 22nd 2018 21:30
Appreciation: "We are afraid that feeling grateful for what we have to hand will lessen our will to acquire what still eludes us." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 22nd 2018 14:35
Is it possible to be a social person and hate parties?
Tweet : Feb 22nd 2018 12:01
The way that capitalism works is inherently open to alteration and improvement. The problems of capitalism are, in their essence, not about money, law, or politics, but about human psychology. This book lays out a blueprint for a better kind of capitalism:
Tweet : Feb 22nd 2018 11:00
"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Tweet : Feb 21st 2018 11:40
We haven’t got the wrong sort of life; we have the wrong techniques for narrating that life. Equip yourself with the right ones in our classroom this month:
Tweet : Feb 21st 2018 09:30
Utopian Artificial Intelligence: "With AEI technology, we will get much better in two areas in particular: knowing what job we should be doing. And knowing whom we should try to form a relationship with and how." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 16:00
It is only very recently that we’ve begun trying not just to make money at work, but also to be happy there. However it is notoriously hard to know exactly what kind of work would make us happier. This collection contains practical tools to help here:
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 14:55
Charlotte Mann, the very talented artist who created our iconic classroom mural, has an exhibition starting this month which showcases a new side to her art. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience a taste of culture in the heart of London:
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 14:11
It can be easy to feel that no one in the world really cares about us. The truth is more complicated: people are generally able to care a lot, but they need to hear a clear sign of distress first.
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 11:01
"Man is obviously made for thinking. Therein lies all his dignity and his merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought." - Blaise Pascal
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 10:30
Confidence is not a given: it is a quality we can learn about and develop in ourselves. These prompt cards keep a variety of consoling and invigorating arguments at the front of our minds, ready for the greater and smaller challenges of our lives:
Tweet : Feb 20th 2018 09:30
The Cure for Love: "The cruelty of unrequited love isn’t really that we haven’t been loved back, rather it’s that our hopes have been aroused by someone who can never disappoint us." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 19th 2018 10:35
“The paradox of grief is that finding a way to live with the pain is what enables us to heal.” - Julia Samuel It might feel scary, but we need to explore the way that losing a person affects our life, just as we explored life with them as a part of it:
Tweet : Feb 19th 2018 09:30
How a Messed up Childhood Affects You in Adulthood: "We are living the wide-open present through the narrow drama of the past. We suffer because we are, at huge cost, too loyal to the early difficult years." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 18th 2018 11:30
Changing careers takes courage. Dare to express your professional hopes in our February afternoon class:
Tweet : Feb 18th 2018 11:00
"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." - Aristotle
Tweet : Feb 18th 2018 09:30
Why We Need to Create a Home: "It’s not enough to know who we are in our own minds. We need something more tangible, material and sensuous to pin down the diverse and intermittent aspects of our identities." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 17th 2018 09:30
Twenty Key Concepts from Psychotherapy: "After a course of therapy, we’ll realise that what we had believed to be our inherent personality was really just a position we had crouched into to deal with the prevailing atmosphere." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 16th 2018 17:01
"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." - James Joyce
Tweet : Feb 16th 2018 15:00
The ability to make wise decisions is one of the most important skills for a fulfilled life. Yet surprisingly few of us have ever really learned how to do it. This tool encourages us to look at a decision from six distinct angles before making our choice:
Tweet : Feb 16th 2018 09:30
How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill: "The modern world is wonderful in many ways but it’s also powerfully and tragically geared to causing a high background level of anxiety and widespread low-level depression." Read more:
Tweet : Feb 15th 2018 14:17
Jesus as a Philosopher of Kindness
Tweet : Feb 15th 2018 12:15
Students of The School of Life understand that learning doesn't end with graduation. We spend a great deal of our time restlessly seeking out ideas to console, enlighten and enrich our lives. Our Campus Collection is designed to champion this quality:
Tweet : Feb 15th 2018 11:00
Now, the only thing dictating whether to stay or leave a relationship is how we feel; which can be hard to work out for ourselves. Our classroom may offer some guidance:
Tweet : Feb 15th 2018 09:30
Why Good Parents Have Naughty Children: "We should learn to see naughty children, a few chaotic scenes and occasional raised voices as belonging to health rather than delinquency and learn to fear small people who cause no trouble whatsoever." Read more:

Cos Stores - A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Cos Stores
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A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Branded content, Corporate communications
We partnered with Cos Stores to create a thoughtful guide to good gifting at Christmas
Nov 29th 2017 14:37:03
Dropbox - The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We looked to the past to help Dropbox explore the future of collaborative work…
Nov 23rd 2017 16:48:48
Citigold - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We produced a bespoke book - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times - for Citigold’s Private Clients
Jul 19th 2017 15:00:50
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

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