How we forgot to live meaningful lives

Never before in history have, we been more educated, wealthier, and lived longer with more opportunities in life. Conversely, we have never been more stressed, anxious, depressed or lonely. In One Life, the philosopher and business executive Morten Albæk investigates this paradox and the absurdity that all of the world’s impressive socio-economic advancements have not been translated into more existential wellbeing.

It is critical to understand why those of us, especially in prosperous countries with high living standards, continue to get sick, particularly due to work-related stress and poor leadership. The cure is not more ‘work-life balance’, but that we stop separating our persona into a working human being and private human being, and instead see ourselves as one human being with one life. That one life should be as meaningful as possible; it is meaning –not happiness –that is the most important basic ingredient for the sustainability of our lives, our businesses and our society.

Morten Albæk
Morten Albæk is a Danish philosopher, business executive, honorary professor, best-selling author and public speaker. He's the founder of advisory firm Voluntas, specializing in culture, strategies and investments that create a meaningful impact. He was selected 5 times for The Internationalist’s list of the “100 Most Influential CMOs in the World” (in 2011-2015) as the only Scandinavian.

Price: £9.99
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-911687-04-7
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-911687-05-4
Format: 216 x 138 mm
Number of pages: 184
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