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The Edit: Redefining Ambition
The Edit

The Edit: Redefining Ambition

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

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9th Feb 2024

Achieving great things, how we write the world and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • Cubicle comeback. Cubicles were the hallmark of a dull, soul-sucking job. Now they seem like paradise lost – Business Insider
  • Consider the vulture. We don’t think highly of scavengers, but they clean up nature’s messes, and they need saving – New Yorker
  • How to achieve great things. Do you have an important project in mind? 19th-century philosopher Schopenhauer’s approach is still timely today – The Atlantic
  • We need to redefine the gendered idea of ‘ambition’. Because women still disproportionately shoulder demands at home, they can’t always focus single-mindedly on climbing the ladder, and are assumed not to be ambitious – Harvard Business Review
  • Maths is the answer. Mathematics is rife with intimations of a divine presence – The New York Times
  • Metaphors make the world. Woven into the fabric of language, metaphors shape how we understand reality – Aeon
  • In Conversation With: Dan Labbad. Chief Executive of The Crown Estate, Dan Labbad, discusses the importance of a long-term perspective with The Beautiful Truth’s CEO Adam Penny  – The Beautiful Truth 

“It is only when we come to view our life as a connected whole that our character and capacities show themselves in their true light.”

Arthur Schopenhauer