The School of Life

Core disciplines: Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications


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We rarely properly appreciate what is around us and doesn’t appear to cost very much. Why We Hate Cheap Things reawakens us to the world around us and to the latent beauty and interest of what we have. Discover more:
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The Particular Beauty of Unhappy-Looking People: "Given how much of life is tragic in structure, it follows that, for many of us, the people we feel readiest to love are not going to be those who find the business of living obvious or easy." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 14:03
What exactly is that wondrous, hugely desirable thing, an emotionally-healthy childhood?
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 10:30
Card for Perspective #5 - "Seen from here [a shanty town] the most basic things in your life are revealed as quietly wonderful. Even the most annoying parts of life in developed countries deserve appreciation." For more #perspectivesforanewyear:
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 09:30
Nietzsche, Regret and Amor Fati: "The person of amor fati doesn’t seek to erase anything of their past, but rather accepts what has occurred, the good and the bad, the mistaken and the wise, with strength and an all-embracing gratitude." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 16:00
Without realising it, the clothes we wear can often provide clues as to the sorts of cultures with which we identify. Find out how: (Don't forget, classes booked before 18 Jan are eligible for our Living Architecture competition, details on our website.)
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 15:30
The only people we can mistake for ordinary are those we don’t yet know very well. From close up, we are all gloriously compulsive, over-anxious, confused and bizarre. As this bag celebrates, no one is ever quite normal. Shop now:
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 14:14
Come and join us for our first three-day conference in San Francisco from the 23rd of March. Find out all about it here:
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 12:00
We're delighted to be featured in @EveningStandard's round up of the best workshops in London to inspire a new hobby:
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 11:00
"Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful." - Albert Camus
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 09:30
‘Couldn’t We Just Be Friends?’: "If we were to judge love chiefly by the extent of the tears, the depths of the frustrations, the viciousness of the insults that unfold in its name, we would not continue to rate it as we do." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 14:00
Looking for a change? But unsure how? Here is the secret to finding fulfilling work #NewYearNewYou
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 10:30
Card for Perspective #4 - "We are larger, more complex - often nicer and more interesting - beings than is apparent in the daytime. Could we dare to show others more of our middle-of-the-night-selves?" Our new card set has more #perspectivesforanewyear:
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 09:30
How ‘Transference’ Makes You Hard to Live With: 'The unconscious mind is slow to realise that things have changed in the outer world but sadly quick to mistake one person for another.' Read more:
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 12:00
A good life is the result of good decisions, especially around love and work. However, we seldom accord the business of decision-making the careful attention it requires. See how the Decision Dice invites us to think through an issue from various angles:
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 11:00
"Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another's dogmatism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 09:30
How to Get Over a Rejection: "Don’t keep thinking of the end of this relationship as tragically sad: the only good relationship, the only relationship worth mourning, would be one to which two people desperately wanted to belong." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 16:01
Success at School vs Success in Life #backtoschool
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 11:00
When it comes to finding a fulfilling job, we should all, in a sense, write an advertisement for ourselves. Book before 18 January for your chance to be entered into the prize draw to win a two-night Valentine's stay in Essex. |
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 10:30
Card for Perspective #3 - "When our work feels interminable, as it often does, we should turn our thoughts to Cologne Cathedral - for strength and patience...[t]he best things tend to take a lot of time." See more #perspectivesforanewyear in our new set:
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 09:30
Authentic Work: "Instead of asking whether a job looks like the kind of thing we might enjoy, we should instead be asking whether our pleasures might be included within the job." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 11th 2018 17:20
We’re seeking experienced, emotionally intelligent couples psychotherapists to join our growing team. More details about the role and application process can be found on our website:
Tweet : Jan 11th 2018 14:13
Today we look at 'Amor fati', from Friedrich Nietzsche, a Stoic acceptance of one's fate and a commitment to embrace reality, in all its beauty and pain.
Tweet : Jan 11th 2018 11:00
"To a high degree we are, through art and science, cultured. We are civilized — perhaps too much for our own good — in all sorts of social grace and decorum. But to consider ourselves as having reached morality — for that, much is lacking." - Immanuel Kant
Tweet : Jan 11th 2018 10:30
We don’t need perfection to be happy. So long as we enter our relationships in the right spirit, we have every chance of coping well enough with and delighting in the inevitable and distinctive wrongness that lies in ourselves and our beloveds. Leaen more:
Tweet : Jan 11th 2018 09:30
Can Exes Be Friends? "Friendship with an ex is at once a betrayal of everything a good relationship was and a slight on the ideals of friendship, which shouldn’t be built out of the remnants of another, more ardent condition." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 10th 2018 12:30
Card for Perspective #2 - "The least thing, properly attended to, could furnish a lifetime of thought." Discover other #perspectivesforanewyear in a card set that helps to restore calm and clarity:
Tweet : Jan 10th 2018 11:10
We dream of a perfect life: securing an ideally harmonious relationship, finding fulfilling work and having a happy family life, yet life can leave us with a much more complicated picture. Learn How to Enjoy Life in all of its forms:
Tweet : Jan 10th 2018 09:30
How to Become a Better Person: "There’s no scientific answer, but the key seems to be to have some kind of list with which to guide our efforts at being good." Read more:
Tweet : Jan 9th 2018 14:06
We are often taught that the best way to prove attractive is to smile. But there is in fact also a beauty to the apparently sad face.

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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