A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

In the following video, Alain de Botton, author of the highly enjoyable The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, 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.

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2 Responses to A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

  1. Very enjoyable talk. I didn't think I would be in the mood for a 16 minute lecture but I found that was very interesting.

  2. Very enjoyable talk. I didn’t think I would be in the mood for a 16 minute lecture but I found that was very interesting.