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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.
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