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The Edit: The Art of Difficult Beauty
The Edit

The Edit: The Art of Difficult Beauty

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
9th Sep 2022

Finding beauty in the irregular, realising the limits of human intelligence and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • Are there hard limits to human intelligence? Science and mathematics may never fully capture the physical universe – Aeon
  • What’s missing from empathy? How to turn your empathy into compassion – The Atlantic
  • The surprising benefits of work/life support. To lower turnover and promote diversity among managers, consider bringing in work-life support programs – HBR Ideacast
  • The subtle art of appreciating ‘difficult beauty’. Writer Chloé Cooper Jones talks about bodies, disability and how searching for beauty can change our lives – The New York Times
  • ‘It would be impossible to go back’. Halfway through the trial of a four-day work week, most companies are looking at ways to make the change permanent – Raconteur
  • Sue Bonney: My Life on Purpose. We talk to Sue Bonney, former Vice Chair and Head of ESG at KPMG UK, about her life on purpose – The Beautiful Truth

“We none of us will live forever. But we are doing this not for ourselves but for our children and our children’s children, and those who will follow in their footsteps.”

The Queen’s speech at COP26