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The Edit: How We Evolved
The Edit

The Edit: How We Evolved

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
10th May 2024

Moral disciplines, the origins of humanity and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • Decoupling. We need to find a way for human societies to prosper while the planet heals. So far we can’t even think clearly about it – Aeon
  • Creating a society that prizes decency. David Brooks on recognising one another’s full dignity amid the normal tussles of life – The New York Times
  • What the origins of humanity can and can’t tell us. We can’t help using prehistory to explain the societies we have or to justify the ones we want – New Yorker
  • The art of asking smarter questions. These five techniques can drive great strategic decision-making – Harvard Business Review
  • Making a good impression. We evolved to form snap judgments about who’s friend and who’s foe, but we need to be more evolved – The Atlantic
  • How will AI affect growth? Consider its scale, scope and speed – Financial Times
  • Ocean & Air. A science-meets-myth origin story, reimagined for our times – The Beautiful Truth 

“To be a good citizen, it is necessary to be warmhearted, but it is also necessary to master the disciplines, methods and techniques required to live well together: how to listen well, how to ask for and offer forgiveness, how not to misunderstand one another, how to converse in a way that reduces inequalities of respect.”

David Brooks