The School of Life

Core disciplines: Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications


Tweet : Nov 23rd 2017 19:30
This Black Friday weekend we are offering 20% off all books and products. Treat yourself or a loved one to a tool that can genuinely help with life's challenges. Visit us in store or online to explore the range of gifts: See Ts & Cs for details.
Tweet : Nov 23rd 2017 14:06
Parents, despite their best intentions, are frequently hard at work shaping what their kids think of as good and bad careers. How does your family measure up?
Tweet : Nov 23rd 2017 12:01
'How strict will you be as a parent?' 'Why might it be good to be an only child?': These are just some questions we may ask ourselves on occasion. Families don't always relate easily, but good conversation can build a strong connection between generations:
Tweet : Nov 23rd 2017 09:30
Old friends are key activators of fascinating and valuable parts of the self that we need, but are always at risk of forgetting we need, in the blinkered present:
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 12:01
Germans have been geniuses in inventing 'compound' words that elegantly articulate emotions or experiences that we all know, but that other languages require whole clumsy sentences or phrases to express. Discover a few of them in our card set:
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 11:00
"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does." - Sartre
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 11:00
We need to take the sting out of the idea of foolishness and idiocy. Find out how to do so in our November class:
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 10:54
@pinn Hi Lesley, yes - signed copies will be available to buy after the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 09:45
'While solitude and introspection are critical for us to develop creative new ideas, if all work was done alone, we wouldn't have progressed much beyond the Palaeolithic age.' Read on to learn more on the vices and virtues of collaboration:
Tweet : Nov 22nd 2017 09:30
Art can do the opposite of glamourise the unattainable; it can reawaken us to the genuine merit of life as we’re forced to lead it:
Tweet : Nov 21st 2017 14:10
Emotional health is defined by four markers: our degree of self-love, of openness, of communication and of trust. Watch our film to interrogate your level of emotional health.
Tweet : Nov 21st 2017 12:01
Alongside a satisfying relationship, a career we love is one of the foremost requirements for a fulfilled life. Unfortunately, it is devilishly hard to understand oneself well enough to know quite where one's energies should be directed. Find out why:
Tweet : Nov 21st 2017 09:30
An ideal editor-listener helps us to be more ourselves than we know how to be by ourselves:
Tweet : Nov 20th 2017 12:02
Pessimism is not about despair; it's a wise attitude that knows that expecting the worst is the best way to stave off surprise and bitterness. Step out into the world, certain of the inevitability of suffering, loss, anxiety and catastrophe. Shop now:
Tweet : Nov 20th 2017 11:01
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire
Tweet : Nov 20th 2017 09:30
It is one of the central sources of our unhappiness that we spend so much of our lives fearing for our reputations and wondering what others will think of us when we fail:
Tweet : Nov 20th 2017 09:05
Last few tickets available for Oliver Jeffers and Brian Cox - this Friday at 7pm. £30 per ticket, don't miss out:
Tweet : Nov 19th 2017 23:00
Would you dare to play The Confessions Game? Watch our video of the game in action here:
Tweet : Nov 19th 2017 09:30
Luck is a fearsome enemy; its territory is fluid and its power unpredictable and tempestuous. Wisdom requires us to accept that it will never be entirely tamed:
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 15:50
The best encounters with friends are those where we can talk honestly about what's going on in our lives. We made the Confessions Game to get a group of friends into some of the very best sorts of conversations.
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 12:01
In theory, we are all interested in being kind. In practice, a lot gets in the way: tiredness, anger, bitterness. We've designed a set of cards to return us to who we always want to be and deep down already are: kind people. Shop now:
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 11:00
"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." - Joyce
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 09:30
We should learn to be gentler on flattery and the energy it can lend us to move towards greater generosity, intelligence and wisdom:
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 09:30
"With a truly considerate gift, we demonstrate to our loved ones that we cherish not only who they are, but who they might one day become." Read on for more ideas from our thoughtful guide to gifting:
Tweet : Nov 18th 2017 09:00
Life Lessons with Simon Amstell | Friday 1 December | London | £30 per ticket:
Tweet : Nov 17th 2017 11:01
"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens
Tweet : Nov 17th 2017 10:30
In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know Yourself’. Follow his advice and journey into your deepest, most elusive self to understand your character:
Tweet : Nov 17th 2017 09:30
The more desperate we feel inside, the less likely we are to get through to others effectively:
Tweet : Nov 16th 2017 16:30
Our collection of cultural gifts includes books, games, stationery and accessories which we have designed to connect culture with our dilemmas and hopes around love, work and our psyches. Give a Cultural Gift:
Tweet : Nov 16th 2017 16:30
"A wise gift is more than just a pair of socks, it represents an epiphany of self-understanding." Read on for our thoughtful guide to good gifting:

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
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

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