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The Edit: Myths on Leadership
The Edit

The Edit: Myths on Leadership

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

2 minute read

2nd Feb 2024

Business regeneration, leaders as individualists and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • Has business transformation become obsolete? Forward-thinking organisations are focusing on regeneration – Harvard Business Review
  • The mythos of leadership. How the biblical King David and Machiavelli’s Prince can help us understand the dominant view of leaders as individualists – Aeon
  • Can slowing down save the planet? Marxist philosopher Kohei Saito calls us to reject the logic of economic growth and embrace a different kind of plenty – New Yorker
  • The hybrid worker malaise. Millions of people now mix office and remote work, and with this brings new challenges – NY Times’ The Daily
  • Eight great books about life in big cities. Only some of these titles tell happy stories, but they are all reminders of what is possible in metropolises – The Atlantic
  • AI-generated content is raising the value of trust. Who did the posting will soon matter more than what was posted – The Economist
  • What can we learn from a can of tuna? We spoke to Jessi Baker, the Founder and CEO of Provenance, about what spurred her passion for supply chains – The Beautiful Truth 

“If we want to understand leadership, and how it works in the world, should we be looking primarily at the ways the leader changed the world? Or should we focus on the ways in which the world produced, and then constrained, the leader?”

Moshik Temkin