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The Edit: The Sun Flashes
The Edit

The Edit: The Sun Flashes

The phenomena of the sun, climate hopefuls and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

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

  • The overstretched CEO. Companies are increasingly caught up in governments’ competing aims – The Economist
  • We can’t afford to be climate doomers. It often seems that people are searching harder for evidence we’re defeated than that we can win – The Guardian
  • Musk and Barbie show just how intangible a brand can be. In an era when trademarks increasingly drive corporate growth we cannot agree on what they are worth – Financial Times
  • Purpose without burnout. The idea of servant leadership brought us to a more compassionate work environment, but it’s a recipe for burnout – Harvard Business Review
  • When it’s good to be selfish. Here’s how to make that impulse work for yourself and others – The New York Times
  • Green Flash. Why the sun flashes green as it eclipses the horizon – Aeon Video
  • How to have a fulfilling holiday. Turning your leisure into learning offers the happiest holiday experience of all – The Atlantic
  • What music has taught me. “I’ve spent my life working on virtual reality, but my instruments have revealed the real world” – New Yorker
  • A View From Above. Dylan Werkman’s ‘A View From Above’ follows an intimate journey of an astronaut going up into space alongside the myriad life experiences below – The Beautiful Truth 

“I wonder sometimes if it’s because people assume you can’t be hopeful and heartbroken at the same time, and of course you can.”

Rebecca Solnit