Issue 03 of our print magazine is available to buy now

Issue 03 is available to buy now

The Edit: The Good We Can Do
The Edit

The Edit: The Good We Can Do

Achieving more happiness, the power of words and more in this week’s #TheEdit.
10th Sep 2023

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

  • Employers and staff seek truce on office working. While some companies are tightening mandates on working from home, more are moving to flexible models – Financial Times
  • When your ‘doppelganger’ becomes a conspiracy theorist. If you’re Naomi Klein, you write a book about it – The New York Times
  • Toby Ord on the perils of maximising the good that you do. Rather than “doing the most good that we can,” perhaps we should be happy with a more modest and manageable goal: “doing most of the good that we can” – 80,000 Hours Podcast
  • How fear has shaped human affairs. A new history argues that power depends on frightening people – The Economist
  • Stop overworking after vacation. How to retain all the benefits of work recovery and resist jumping right back into the grind – Harvard Business Review
  • A knockout technique for achieving more happiness. The best lesson from Mike Tyson’s boxing career is not about ring craft; it’s about having the right goals in life – The Atlantic
  • Can words wake us up? Will ‘global boiling’ be the phrase that sparks real action on climate change? Mike Reed examines the role of language in inspiring meaningful action – Creative Review
  • What’s mine is mine. Unpicking the psychological reasons people like to own things The Beautiful Truth 

“The journey, not the destination, is what gives us the satisfaction and meaning we truly need.”

Arthur C. Brooks