Oliver Burkeman Video: Open to Failure, Open to Success

Speaking at IdeaFestival 2013, Oliver Burkeman says he approaches the subject of happiness as "a reporter," and suggests - our paraphrase - that it's an openness to failure that invites success. Happiness, similarly, can't be won by a relentless and blinkered positivity, but, rather, an acceptance of the full range of human experience.

Burkeman is the author of "The Antiodote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking."

If you liked that interview you may be interested an slightly more in depth Skype video chat conducted last summer.

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