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The Edit: The Summer Solstice
The Edit

The Edit: The Summer Solstice

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
23rd Jun 2023

The space race, what’s new with the sun and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

  • Is the beach actually any fun? Perspectives from all sides of the ocean-holiday debate – The Atlantic
  • The upside of workplace jargon. Acronyms and slang can help build cultures and improve efficiency – The Economist
  • The summer solstice is here. What’s new with our sun? Let’s check in with our home star – The New York Times
  • Start your new leadership role with the end in mind. To successfully step into a new role and set yourself up for long-term success, you must balance “now-forward” planning with “future-back” visioning – Harvard Business Review
  • The new space race and exoplanet habitation. Why imagination is an important form of scientific speculation – At a Distance Podcast
  • Money and modern life. Sociologist Georg Simmel diagnosed the character of modern city life: finance, fashion and becoming strangers to one another – Aeon
  • Why we should worry about the technological pessimists. Futurists tend to overemphasise the speed of adoption and underemphasise the scope for adaptation – Financial Times
  • The sun is always shining. Visual artist Claudia Biçen conveys a moving depiction of how we construct the self, through ink-and-pencil portraits and the voice of psychologist Dr Daniel Brown – The Beautiful Truth 

“I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days.”

Henry David Thoreau