Alain de Botton

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

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Filmed Jan 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009
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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.

Alain de Botton
/ Philosopher

Through his witty and literate books — and his new School of Life — Alain de Botton helps others find fulfillment in the everyday.  Full bio.

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