Thursday, November 5, 2009

ASK ALAIN DE BOTTON A QUESTION!

Greek writer and journalist, Kostas Stoforos, who is also about to give a presentation in the premises of our school and discuss the parenting topics of his books with our students' parents , has been kind enough to make one more wonderful suggestion. He will soon have the opportunity to interview Alain de Botton, who is internationally acclaimed for his theories on everyday life and research on various jobs and work satisfaction. Therefore, Kostas volunteered to ask him some of the questions that our students would like to ask based on his latest book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.
In April 2009, de Botton published his latest book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, a survey of ten different jobs, including accountancy, rocket science and biscuit manufacture, which includes two hundred original images and aims to unlock the beauty, interest and occasional horror of the modern world of work.

Students can watch this video concerning Alain de Botton's most recent book and visit the suggested links below to get a more comprehensive picture of his work and to finally be able to ask questions or make constructive comments (by clicking on the word 'comments' under this post).


More webpages to explore:

Alain de Botton's official site

About the latest book 'The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work'

An extract from the book

His speech about success (on ted.com)

A student's thoughts on the previous video (on GK-Hall)
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