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The Edit: How We Spend Our Days
The Edit

The Edit: How We Spend Our Days

Connecting with our future selves, failing correctly and more in this week’s #TheEdit.
4th Aug 2023

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

  • ‘I’m an activist in business clothing’. Dale Vince, CEO of green energy provider Ecotricity, is not afraid to lobby government on climate change – and believes other business leaders should follow suit – Raconteur
  • How to connect with your future self. Getting to know them better will help you to make healthier, wiser decisions – Psyche
  • Ignore the doom-mongers, says new UN climate change chief. Apocalyptic messaging ‘paralyses’ the public and stops them from getting a grip on crisis, warns Professor Jim Skea – The Telegraph
  • How to fail correctly. Experimentation and risk-taking are crucial for an organisation’s success, but failing twice in the same way is probably a mistake – Harvard Business Review
  • Does ‘weak’ language help women? According to Adam Grant, so-called weak language is an unappreciated source of strength – The New York Times
  • The inconvenient truth about productivity. You’ll never clear the decks. Just do the best you with the time allotted to you – Financial Times
  • The working-from-home illusion fades. The debate is still ongoing whether working-from-home increases productivity – The Economist
  • The real Lord of the Flies. Historian and author Rutger Bregman challenges the pervasive idea that humans are selfish by nature, exploring an incredible real-life version of the classic novel  – The Beautiful Truth 

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” 

Annie Dillard