The School of Life

Core disciplines: Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications


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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:
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"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does." - Sartre
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We need to take the sting out of the idea of foolishness and idiocy. Find out how to do so in our November class:
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@pinn Hi Lesley, yes - signed copies will be available to buy after the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
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'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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire
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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:
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Last few tickets available for Oliver Jeffers and Brian Cox - this Friday at 7pm. £30 per ticket, don't miss out:
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Would you dare to play The Confessions Game? Watch our video of the game in action here:
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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:
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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:
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"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." - Joyce
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We should learn to be gentler on flattery and the energy it can lend us to move towards greater generosity, intelligence and wisdom:
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"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:
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Life Lessons with Simon Amstell | Friday 1 December | London | £30 per ticket:
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"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens
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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:
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The more desperate we feel inside, the less likely we are to get through to others effectively:
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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:
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"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:
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What do you really need in life? Advertising trys to sell us all manner of things but it is art that alerts us to the beauty and charm that we really need for a fulfilled life. Watch our video to find out more.
Tweet : Nov 16th 2017 12:01
Confidence is not a given: it is a quality we can learn about and develop in ourselves. These cards remind us, for the sake of confidence, not to think too well of others. Find out more:
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“Question everything generally thought to be obvious.” - Rams
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One of the weirdest, most foreign and daunting tribes we could ever meet is the tribe of small children. Learn why:

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
Ikano Bank - A Simpler Britain
Ikano Bank
(Ikano Bank)
A Simpler Britain
Branded content, Innovation/NPD/Service Design
To help Ikano Bank launch in the UK we created a beautifully designed book on simplicity
Nov 8th 2016 15:37:58

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