15 Nov 2010

Ideas to Live By

Jane McGonigal - On Productivity from The School of Life on Vimeo.

We've featured Jane McGonigal on this blog before. Here she is speaking on Productivity at The School of Life in London: "The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living.

We are based in a small shop in Central London where we offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

We address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.

The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. You will not be cornered by any dogma, but directed towards a variety of ideas - from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment."

Taking a more philosophical approach to life seems like an interesting concept to us although we're not sure how much it's going to catch on in the current financial climate unfortunately.