Life with purpose
Jeff Bezos next to Blue Origin spacecraft

Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Ecological Economist Tim Jackson argues that the billionaire space race epitomizes everything that is wrong with capitalism today.

Home Evasion

“Hybrid working” is in its honeymoon phase, but employer-worker relationships will shatter in the long-term without creating mutual trust.
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Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

If we aren’t working with people who think differently to us, we’ll all lose out.

Johan Norberg: Open

We asked five of the world’s leading thinkers what one quality they thought was key to a kinder, more equitable, and greener world.

The Edit: changing the world with creativity

Why creativity is the most valuable skill, what business can learn from Beyonce and more in this week’s edit.

Most Popular

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The fallacy of long hours: why working more doesn’t get the job done

Employees are crashing. Can we redesign the way we work to do better?
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Resources for supporting BLM

Collectively, we can all contribute to building an equal, just and anti-racist society. Here’s our selection of some of the incredible resources available.

What is biodiversity?

The Basics is a series that breaks down the essential questions of purposeful business.
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Only good guys win medals

How our unconscious expectations influence the behaviour of others.
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Open: the story of human progress

Author Johan Norberg makes the case that progress is intrinsically linked to connectivity.
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The Edit: Lessons in leadership

What we can learn about leadership from football, the importance of intergenerational leadership on climate change and more in this week’s edit.

Leadership

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The Edit: Lessons in leadership

What we can learn about leadership from football, the importance of intergenerational leadership on climate change and more in this week’s edit.
Sustainable business

How Patagonia and Allbirds set the pace on their journey as sustainable leaders

The CEO’s of Patagonia and Allbirds discuss how they’re tackling the climate crisis while sharing innovative practices and materials.
Women leaders: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

In 2021, we need female leaders more than ever

As we face the pressing issues of the 21st century, we need a multi-dimensional style of leadership.

Why faux-purpose will not last: episode one of the ‘Leaders Series’

How do you maintain both authenticity and contemporary relevance?

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The myth of the hero CEO

To serve all stakeholders, companies need systems change, not just one committed leader. The ousting of Danone’s chief executive shows why.

Films

Johan Norberg: Open

We asked five of the world’s leading thinkers what one quality they thought was key to a kinder, more equitable, and greener world.
My Octopus Teacher

Ellen Windemuth: My Octopus Teacher and the importance of storytelling

Ellen Windemuth – producer of the BAFTA and Oscar winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher – discusses our relationship with nature and the incredible power of storytelling.
man looking at trees

Josh Roberts: breaking down the stigma around men’s mental health

Josh Roberts, author of Anxious Man, discusses his experiences with anxiety and how we can de-stigmatise men’s mental health.

Climate Change

A conversation with Naomi Klein

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I went along to the Southbank Centre to hear renowned journalist, activist and author Naomi […]
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Risky business: Why risk reporting is key to stopping climate change and future pandemics

The business risks around climate change and future pandemics are huge, so why are so few companies reporting on them?
emissions

Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

Is the concept of net zero emissions being used to ‘greenwash’ a lack of commitment to solving global warming?

Home Evasion

“Hybrid working” is in its honeymoon phase, but employer-worker relationships will shatter in the long-term without creating mutual trust.

The Workplace

black and white image of Apollo statue

The myth of the hero CEO

To serve all stakeholders, companies need systems change, not just one committed leader. The ousting of Danone’s chief executive shows why.
Silhouette of person walking representing overwork

The fallacy of long hours: why working more doesn’t get the job done

Employees are crashing. Can we redesign the way we work to do better?
wooden man watching ocean

How to deal with a year of accumulated burnout from working at home

After a year of working from home, how can we combat the mental exhaustion of working in a pandemic?
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The Edit: permanent change

Post-lockdown anxiety, resistance to returning to the office, the pursuit of purpose and more in this week’s edit.

Leader Series

Navigating adversity with purpose: episode five of ‘The Leaders Series’

Businesses now accept that they have a responsibility to consider climate change. But can they really steer the solutions?

Investment is personal: episode two of ‘The Leaders Series’

What does it really mean to live by your values when money is at stake?

Why faux-purpose will not last: episode one of the ‘Leaders Series’

How do you maintain both authenticity and contemporary relevance?

Solving supply chain transparency: episode three of ‘The Leaders Series’

As scrutiny on supply chains increases and the ethics of trade are being questioned, how can businesses improve their transparency?
My Octopus Teacher
My Octopus Teacher

Ellen Windemuth: My Octopus Teacher and the importance of storytelling

Ellen Windemuth – producer of the BAFTA and Oscar winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher – discusses our relationship with nature and the incredible power of storytelling.