Alain de Botton

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Alain de Botton is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. He co-founded The School of Life in 2008 and Living Architecture in 2009. He published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies.

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Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning followed by a period of working. Very soon, this traditional model will become utterly obsolete, and the only way for humans to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives and to reinvent themselves repeatedly.