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The Wellness Syndrome

Why healthy living isn't all it says it is.

By Carl Cederström and André Spicer
10-minute read
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The Wellness Syndrome by Carl Cederström and André Spicer

The Wellness Syndrome (2015) explains why a health craze that’s sweeping the world may not be all that healthy for you. These blinks get to the root of why we’re obsessed with making ourselves happier, healthier and harder-working – and who is reaping the benefits of this obsession.

  • Self-help practitioners looking for alternate viewpoints
  • Students of sociology
  • People suffering from work-related anxiety or depression

Carl Cederström is an associate professor of organization theory at Stockholm University. His work has been published in the Guardian, the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review.

André Spicer is a leading thinker on subjects such as organizational behavior, leadership and corporate responsibility. He is a professor of organizational behavior at Cass Business School at City, University of London and the founding director of ETHOS: The Center for Responsible Enterprise at the University.

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