Alain de Botton

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Name: Alain de Botton
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Alain de Botton: "If our leaders get a little more imaginative they are shot from every angle"

"Look I think you have to try and change the world…", Alain de Botton begins, as I meet him in his flat on a sunny Friday afternoon in leafy Belsize Park. He is brisk before the interview starts and once it is over, but charming, and a willing talker ... [Published New Statesman - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Let's talk about TED

Are you wondering who Ted is? There has been an awful lot of talk about Ted at dinner parties around the globe. The truth is you only have to go online to meet the entity in question.TED originally stood for Technology, Entertainment, Design and started ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Walking a fine literary line

What We See When We Readby Peter Mendelsund (Vintage, 448 pages, $19.95 paperback)When reading a novel, the words on the page are translated into images by our imagination.Movies do a lot of this work for us, making Anna Karenina look like Greta Garbo, ... [Published Waterloo Region Record - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

The most influential tech company you’ve never heard of

The year is 1871. An 18-year-old Frenchman named Alphonse Garreau is about to start work at the new locomotive factory in Belfort, Alsace, when he spots a woman drowning kittens. Though he is not sentimental where animals are concerned, Alphonse rescues ... [Published New Statesman - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Referendum cairn to stay as memorial

ByPublished at 12:19, Monday, 22 September 2014A CAIRN created to celebrate the union between Scotland and England will be made a permanent memorial, it has been revealed.TitleAuthorCopyrightDescriptionThe Auld Acquaintance cairn in Gretna is made up ... [Published In-Cumbria - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated with asking the kinds of big questions—Do we exist? What does life mean? Is there ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Design Hunter Q&A: Nicky Lobo

Name: Nicky LoboWhere you are from/live: from – Lahore, Pakistan; live – Sydney, AustraliaWhat you do: Editor, HabitusWhen did you first know you wanted to be…An editor? When I realised that I preferred thinking and talking about design, rather than actually ... [Published Habitusliving.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

They also serve, those who do “dirty” jobs

[Science Solitaire] What if you did not know your passion and don’t know what you want?I used to be a total devotee of the work mantras that beckoned us to follow our passions and do what we want. But somehow, I am no longer so quick to value work borne ... [Published Rappler - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Senior Focus: Get your head in the right place for a long life

Alain de Botton, a Swiss documentary maker and writer, commented that “a good half of the art of living is resilience.” A series of medical studies prove him right.A study of more than 10,000 Americans older than 50 demonstrates the power of resilience. ... [Published STLtoday.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

A diverse community

It’s always a pleasure to get together with IFoA members at our annual residential conferences. I am disappointed therefore that I am not able to attend the GIRO conference this year. But on reviewing the programme of speakers – one of our most interesting ... [Published The Actuary - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Scottish independence: The famous for and against – and the Scots who just want to decide for themselves

A group of campaigners from the rest of the UK urging Scotland to vote against independence today released a list of celebrities who have all been saying "let’s stay together" – but it hasn’t gone down quite as planned with Scots themselves. Coming from ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 2 reports

Seven things I came across this week that are worth reading [GigaOM]

Inspired by my friend Om’s regular series of “Seven stories to read this weekend” posts, I thought I would collect some of the pieces of writing that have impressed me and/or made me think this week, in case some of you are also looking for things to ... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 15 2014]

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Alain de Botton: "If our leaders get a little m... [Published New Statesman - Sep 30 2014]
Let's talk about TED [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 27 2014]
Walking a fine literary line [Published Waterloo Region Record - Sep 27 2014]
Men's hair transplants: If it's good enough for... [Published The Independent - Sep 26 2014]
The most influential tech company you’ve never ... [Published New Statesman - Sep 25 2014]
The Disappearance of Michel Houellebecq: French... [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Sep 23 2014]
10 great hostels in Singapore [Published Travel Fish - Sep 22 2014]
Participatory Culture - The Next Big Wave of Di... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 22 2014]
Referendum cairn to stay as memorial [Published In-Cumbria - Sep 22 2014]
When Philosophy Becomes Therapy [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 21 2014]
Some like to use condescension as a blood sport [Published Adelaide Now - Sep 21 2014]
Design Hunter Q&A: Nicky Lobo [Published Habitusliving.com - Sep 16 2014]
The power of dissatisfaction [Published Nigerian Tribune - Sep 14 2014]
They also serve, those who do “dirty” jobs [Published Rappler - Sep 12 2014]
Uncovering the Great White Male: Grayson Perry ... [Published New Statesman - Sep 11 2014]
Senior Focus: Get your head in the right place ... [Published STLtoday.com - Sep 11 2014]
Sam Harris wants atheists – and everyone else –... [Published Religion News Service - Sep 10 2014]
A diverse community [Published The Actuary - Sep 04 2014]
How to fall in love with a city: Embrace the ad... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 31 2014]
Cloud of skeptics [Published Christian Century - Aug 29 2014]
Shopping - Water Tank Way: Upper West Side [Published Time Out Melbourne - Aug 27 2014]
Look, ma isn't giving up [Published Asiaone - Aug 26 2014]
Alison Lurie’s meditations on architecture fall... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 24 2014]
Star Comment: Divided we’ll certainly fall [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 23 2014]
Critical soul-searching confirms where a critic... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 22 2014]
How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy's p... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 10 2014]
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
Scottish independence: The famous for and again... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
David Attenborough, Mick Jagger and, erm, Will ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
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How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
by Dish Staff Cody C. Delistraty offers a lovely meditation on the connection between beauty and happiness: In The Architecture of Happiness , Alain de Botton weighs the feeling of walking into an “ugly” McDonalds in the Westminster area of ...
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
TEDxMadrid’s most recent salon took place in an overflowing theater under the stars. “You cannot put a door on it!” says organizer Antonella Broglia of their atypical venue. “The ideas are flying in the air, into the windows of buildings.” Photo: Courtesy ...
The Advanced Metrics of Attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 15 2014]
John Allen Paulos in The New York Times: The essayist Alain de Botton has been writing a great deal lately about crushes, those sudden infatuations aroused by the merest of stimuli — the way she subtly rolls her eyes at a blowhard’s pronouncements, ...
What People Say In Their Twitter Bios, Vs. What... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 21 2014]
58 Twitter cliches, decoded. Twitter / BuzzFeed 1. "Hardcore travel enthusiast" — I went on a gap year. 2. "Unapologetic explorer" — I went camping once.3. "Thrill-seeker" — I bungee-jumped once.4. "Adrenaline junkie" — I cycle to work.5. ...
Seven things I came across this week that are w... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 15 2014]
Inspired by my friend Om’s regular series of “Seven stories to read this weekend” posts, I thought I would collect some of the pieces of writing that have impressed me and/or made me think this week, in case some of you are also looking for things to ...
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