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The Edit: Rules For A Happy Life
The Edit

The Edit: Rules For A Happy Life

What brings climate leaders hope, a Buddhist monk’s rules for life and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

2 minute read

18th Aug 2023

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

  • Why bosses must take time to learn from failure. The temptation to move on quickly can miss the chance to improve resilience – Financial Times
  • The ‘World’s Happiest Man’ shares his three rules for life. A searching, playful, provocative discussion with the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard – The New York Times
  • AI is not yet killing jobs. White-collar workers are ever more numerous – The Economist
  • Climate leaders on what brings them hope. We asked activists, scientists, lawyers, politicians and business leaders ‘what brings you hope today’ – Positive News
  • Building a culture where employees feel free to speak up. You can’t speak a speak-up culture into existence; doing so in the absence of true psychological safety is an abdication of leadership and an admission of failure – Harvard Business Review
  • The polycrisis. The word we may need to describe unprecedented convergences between ecological, political and economic strife – Aeon
  • Climate litigation: a threat to business or keeping polluters honest? More and more businesses are now finding themselves on the receiving end of lawsuits relating to their contributions to man-made climate change – Raconteur
  • How does inflation impact businesses? What causes it, how it impacts business and when the bubble will burst  – The Beautiful Truth 

“If you can, as much as possible, cultivate that quality of human warmth, wanting genuinely for other people to be happy; that’s the best way to fulfil your own happiness.”

Matthieu Ricard