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A kinder, gentler philosophy of success: Alain de Botton on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

Fresh from last week’s TEDGlobal 2009: Alain de Botton 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. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:52)

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