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Somewhere, sometime, someday, somehow, you'll find them

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Video of the Week - Alain de Botton on Success

With only 10 days remaining in 2014, many people are now taking stock of the last 12 months, with a view to making resolutions, effecting changes in both professional and personal life... and the list goes on.
The end of any year presents an apt opportunity to take a closer look at one's career and comparing it with current objectives and future aspirations, one is able to make informed decisions which will enhance his or her success in the coming year.

Speaking of success, do you ever get the feeling that we often push ourselves too hard, as we succumb to societal pressures and submit to an ever punishing philosophy of success? Modern philosopher Alain de Botton thinks we do.

Here is Alain's acclaimed TED Talk on success, delivered in July 2009.

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Becoming successful in any endeavor inevitably involves dealing with competition.
Bamboo, a most talented yet controversial Kenyan rapper, doesn't hold back when telling a potential suitor to keep off his lady... Enjoy!