A Webinar For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, Video Arts

A Webinar For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Video Arts recently partnered with the Guardian and New York Times writer, Oliver Burkeman to produce The Wellbeing Essentials a set of 32 films that tackle the tricky topics of motivation, wellbeing, positivity, mindfulness and resilience at work.

Watch the recording of ‘A Webinar For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking’  to hear Oliver in conversation with Video Arts’ CEO, Martin Addison, for a lively critique of the ‘Positivity!’ industry and some video illustrations of how a more negative approach to happiness at work can be more fruitful.

Key Topics:

  • What’s wrong with ‘Getting Motivated!’?
  • Fungineering
  • Failure

About the speakers:

Oliver Burkeman is a journalist who writes on psychology for the Guardian and the New York Times. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking was described by the Guardian as ‘A bracing detox for the self-help junkie’. Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist, said of Burkeman, “Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should”.

Martin Addison is CEO of Video Arts. With more than 25 years’ experience in the learning content and technologies business, he has become one of the foremost speakers and thought leaders on the subject of video in learning.

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