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How to be a Lazy Guru
Laurence Shorter

  • Tuesday 14 June 2016, 7.40PM to 8:30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Join Laurence Shorter, author of The Lazy Guru for an entertaining new take on personal development. His cartoon guide to mindfulness - which is suitable for both adults and children - turns over the normal rules of self-help and provides a refreshing alternative.

Drawing on his own quest for happiness, Laurence explains his theory of enlightened relaxation, creativity and flow. In this amusing and thought-provoking talk you will learn how to connect with your own inner lazy guru and achieve more - by doing less - in every aspect of your life. Laurence’s talk, like his book, includes practical tips and techniques for getting back into flow in a range of difficult and sticky situations, from work and money to relationships and dining decisions.

About the speaker

Laurence Shorter is an author, speaker and leadership consultant with 20 years of experience of working with talented people in organisations and the creative arts. His first book, The Optimist, a personal quest for the secret to happiness, includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama’s personal assistant (amongst others) and was translated into seven languages. As far as we know, Laurence is still the only former venture capital investor, management consultant and MBA to have performed a live comedic dance at the Edinburgh Festival, as part of his own one man show.


The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.


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