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Meet Laurence Shorter
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Laurence Shorter is an author, speaker and entrepreneur with twenty years experience of working with leaders in organisations and the creative industries. His first book, The Optimist (Canongate Books, 2009) a personal quest for the secret to happiness, includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and the father of positive psychology Martin Seligman - and was translated into 7 languages.
His latest venture The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life, is the world’s first illustrated guide to mindfulness, is published by Orion Books. Laurence remains the only venture capital investor, management consultant and MBA to have performed a live comedy dance at the Edinburgh Festival as part of his own one-man show.
Based in UK and USA
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Author of the Lazy Guru's Guide to Life
The book taking the world by storm, lazily.
Based on the ancient principles of mindfulness, this beautifully illustrated and relaxing guide will make life flow just the way it should. Using simple tools and techniques, the Lazy Guru will teach you how to achieve more by doing less. This guide includes:
Beditating instead of meditating
Letting go of stressful 'shoulds'
Learning to use the self-organising principle
Creating space in your work and at home
A happier and richer life is possible for everyone using the techniques in this life-changing book. So embrace your inner Lazy Guru and release the stress and anxiety of the modern world.
Author of the Optimist
Best-seller. One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life.
Collapsing stock markets, melting ice caps, floods, tornadoes, terrorism ...When it comes to bad news, we've never had it so good. Perhaps it is time to be a little more optimistic? That's what Laurence Shorter decided. And that's why he set himself the challenge of meeting the world's most cheerful people. Surely with the help of Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton, Laurence can find the secret to inner happiness. But first things first - how on Earth is he going to get to meet them?
Enjoy Laurence's take on optimism
in these video interviews
Global adventures talking with Sir Richard Branson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Laurence Shorter on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
Media Tour for the Optimist
How to Be Mindful without Trying
Laurence Shorter on The Way of the Lazy Guru
In conversation on "The Lazy Gutu's Guide to Life."