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The Edit: Rewriting the story
The Edit

The Edit: Rewriting the story

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

2 minute read

17th Jun 2022

How rewriting our own stories can create a better future, how to design a home with more fun and more in this week’s The Edit. 

  • When life changes, sometimes your home changes too. Architect Jun Aizaki demonstrates how a big change in his life led him to rethink his own house – The New York Times
  • Do thought experiments tell us anything about the real world? Armchair science has played a crucial role in history as exercises of pure imagination – Aeon 
  • Black representation in the beauty industry is essential. Removing barriers for black beauty consumers and brands can lead to greater opportunity for everyone in the industry – McKinsey 
  • Rewriting the stories you tell about yourself can make for a better future. Arthur Brookes explores how to make past baggage easier to carry  – The Atlantic 
  • Advances in AI technology will change creativity. Handled in the right way, AI can complement humanity’s creative pursuits – The Economist
  • Bakery and real estate have more in common than you might think. What happens when a beloved bakery partners with a developer? – The New Yorker
  • Many companies are falling short of their diversity, equity, and inclusion aims – this framework might help. Just Work CEO Trier Bryant discusses the “last mile” of promoting equity and inclusion at work, and shares his framework – HBR IdeaCast
  • Storytelling is fundamental to how we think, act and behave. Novelist Will Storr discusses the importance of stories, identity and purpose – The Beautiful Truth

“The stories we consume can be incredibly powerful in shaping who we are and who we want to be.”

Will Storr