The Future - and how to be ready for it

A one-day workshop on personal strategies for success in an uncertain world (without any ‘self-help’ nonsense)

Saturday, 17 October 2015 from 10:30 to 17:30 - £50

Oliver Burkeman

Mark Stevenson

John-Paul Flintoff


Author, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking and Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done.


Futurist and author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and We do things differently here: travels on the cutting edge of change


Improviser. Maker. Writer. Books include Sew Your Own, How To Change The World and
What If The Queen Should Die?

What's it all about?

You’ve probably noticed the world is changing. Accepted wisdom no longer holds true, as technology and social transformations challenge our ideas of how to build a career, create space for our families to prosper, find focus amid the distraction, or have time to rest, travel, and play. And that’s before even considering the existential crises of climate change and ever-present economic insecurity… But handling change – and enjoying the process – can be simpler than you think. This fun one-day course gives you the tools.

Bringing together societal, personal and technological perspectives, The future – and how to be ready for it pulls no punches and is based on thousands of hours of practically applicable research. You won’t be required to go on an inner journey, or make a ridiculous five-year plan. What you will get is:

  • a solid context for how and why the world will change in the next 30 years
  • what that could mean for you
  • instantly graspable, practical approaches for enjoying the journey and increasing your creativity and contentment along the way.

And afterwards...

...join us at the bar to reflect on the day. (Beer and wine included in the ticket price).

The Green pub, 29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU

Praise for Oliver Burkeman

“Countering a self-help tradition in which “positive thinking” too often takes the place of actual thinking, Oliver Burkeman returns our attention to several of philosophy’s deeper traditions and does so with a light hand and a wry sense of humor” – Dan Pink

Praise for Mark Stevenson

“One of those rare visionaries who fascinates an audience and makes them laugh in equal measure” – Southbank Centre

Praise for John-Paul Flintoff

“Amazing. We thought you would be quite good, but had no idea how good. The exercises were a great way for people to engage with each other, and taught us a lot about ourselves” – Google Creative Labs

Saturday, 17 October 2015 from 10:30 to 17:30 (BST)