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Oliver Burkeman

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Födelsedag
1975
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Land (för karta)
UK
Födelseort
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Bostadsorter
London, England, UK
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Utbildning
University of Cambridge
Yrken
Journalist
Agent
Tina Bennett (Bennett Literary)
Kort biografi
Oliver Burkeman by Jeff Mikkelson

Oliver Burkeman is a writer for The Guardian based in Brooklyn, New York. His latest book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (Canongate 2013), explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection. Each week in The Guardian he writes about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness. His is also the author of HELP! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (Canongate, 2011).

http://www.theschooloflife.com/about-...

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A scary but also thought-provoking and beautiful book. More philosophy than self-help. I found part I very depressing, and then part II delighted me. It reminded me of a whole bunch of other books:
- [b:How to Be Idle|623922|How to Be Idle|Tom Hodgkinson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388368701l/623922._SX50_.jpg|1768914], which is less serious and much more funny, but has similar themes
- [b:Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams|287818|Refuse to Choose! Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams|Barbara Sher|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1441675545l/287818._SY75_.jpg|279246], which in contrast encourages you not to choose
- [b:The Pocket Pema Chodron|3154342|The Pocket Pema Chodron|Pema Chödrön|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1355185657l/3154342._SY75_.jpg|3185925] about being comfortable with being uncomfortable
- [b:The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times|56268863|The Book of Hope A Survival Guide for Trying Times|Jane Goodall|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1632157501l/56268863._SY75_.jpg|87660069] which has the opposite premise of the last chapter, namely that being hopeful and concentrating on the future is essential for not getting depressed by current world events.
- books about creativity and showing up to make art, such as [b:The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity|615570|The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity|Julia Cameron|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1440952332l/615570._SX50_.jpg|2210934] and [b:Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative|13099738|Steal Like an Artist 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative|Austin Kleon|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1404576602l/13099738._SX50_.jpg|18272194]
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jd7h | 43 andra recensioner | Feb 18, 2024 |
Focuses more on meaning/quality of life and purposeful use of time, rather than efficiency or time-management hacks. You'll learn:
• Why modern time-management and productivity strategies and techniques don't work, and how they make you feel more busy and overwhelmed.
• How our perspective of time and time-use has changed over the generations, resulting in our constant struggle today with too much to do in too little time.
• How you can make a fundamental shift to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life, by adopting various philosophies, strategies and approaches.

Book summary at: https://readingraphics.com/book-summary-four-thousand-weeks/
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AngelaLamHF | 43 andra recensioner | Jan 31, 2024 |
Busts the myriad time management models of efficiency, "success," and so on. A clear, no bullshit approach to how life really works, and suggestions for a saner way to live it.
 
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BethOwl | 43 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2024 |
I may already my favorite read for 2024. Four Thousand Weeks is permission to be the tortoise to all the hares surrounding us in the legacy of Frederick Taylor now amped up further by the digital age.
 
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Verk
11
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92
ISBN
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