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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a best-selling author whose books focus on achieving happiness, increasing productivity and changing one’s perception of time. For many years Oliver wrote a popular weekly column on psychology for the Guardian, This Column Will Change Your Life. He is also a highly popular keynote speaker on productivity, mortality, the power of limits, and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment.


About Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman has written numerous bestsellers, including The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking [Penguin Vintage, 2012] and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done [Penguin Vintage, 2011]. His more recent book is based on the idea that the lifespan of the average human totals to a mere 4000 weeks, hence the inspirational title Four Thousand Weeks, Time and How to Use It [Penguin Vintage, 2021].


Oliver Burkeman has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Psychologies and New Philosopher. His book, Four Thousand Weeks, Time and How to Use it, is a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of 2021 by the Financial Times, The Times, The Observer, Audible, Time and Barnes & Noble. In both his books and his keynote speeches, Oliver explores why the vital challenge of time management doesn’t revolve around becoming more efficient, but deciding what to neglect; why, in an accelerating world, patience is a superpower and why, in conditions of limitless choice, burning your bridges consistently beats keeping your options open.

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