It’s been a busy year for most people. And in some ways, a difficult one – there have been challenges, obstacles and changes that stretched people’s limits. But it has also been an incredible year: full of growth, fulfilment and connection.
Despite the difficult moments, we want to reflect on the things that inspire us to remain hopeful that a better future is not only possible, but is already happening: rewilding projects in the UK have had huge success with the first wild baby bison born here in thousands of years; the James Webb Telescope gave us the best look into the cosmos to date; and Pfizer’s antiviral pill provided further protection against infection from Covid.
Here at The Beautiful Truth we’re no exception. In 2022, we launched our inaugural print edition, premiered our film ‘Rewilding’, hosted a panel discussion and began preparing for Issue 02 of our print magazine. We’ll be taking the next few weeks to recharge for the year ahead and we hope that you can do the same.
In the meantime, we want to leave you with our favourite content from the last 12 months – a mixture of stories, podcasts and videos from creatives across the world.
From all of us here at The Beautiful Truth Magazine, we wish you a happy and restful holiday period.
Laura Furstenthal, Alex Morris, and Erik Roth | June 3rd | McKinsey & Co.
Worries about failure and criticism can get in the way of innovation. To truly embrace innovation, we have to take the human side into account.
Megan Tatum | December 1st | BBC Worklife
Micromanagement has always existed. But remote work has birthed a new swathe of helicopter bosses, and workers are suffering.
Gillian Tett | October 19th | The Financial Times
Gillian Tett makes the case that paper, the persistent artefact, proves we still like doing business face to face – despite rapidly advancing technology.
Alice Treasure | The Beautiful Truth x Unilever
Carbon is ubiquitous – it’s involved in the steel we use to create buildings, all the way the products we use to keep things clean. It is also one of the main contributors to the climate crisis we’re experiencing today. How can we produce less CO2 without sacrificing our use of carbon-based products?
Simon Shuster | March 2nd | Time Magazine
Time Magazine profile Volodymyr Zelenskiy, exploring how the Ukrainian President has united the world and altered history with his courageous response to Russia’s invasion.
Arielle Domb | July 20th | The Beautiful Truth
Is ‘sustainable’ fashion truly moving into the mainstream? And will the industry be able to revolutionise before it’s too late, and drastically reduce environmental damage?
Alison Beard and Ian Bremmer | May 17th | HBR IdeaCast
Countries and corporations need to collaborate on the most pressing challenges we face. Leading political scientist Ian Bremmer discusses exactly how businesses and governments can unite to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.