What do I want to do with my life? is one of the most basic questions of our time on Earth, as well as among the most heavyweight. Philosophy professor Cheshire Calhoun makes her case for how to break it down in her new book, Doing Valuable Time.
"Maybe the ‘love’ metaphor is an interesting one; we shouldn’t fall in love with the future, it’s too dangerous. We need to keep a distance, have a mature relationship."—Andrew Keen, in our interview about his book How to Fix the Future
“We, human beings, are a species that’s not only capable of acting on hidden motives—we’re designed to do it,” write Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson in their new book The Elephant in the Brain.
Creativity as a Career: The Field Guide for Artists is now available for free as a downloadable booklet and deck of cards. I'm so proud to have edited this project, which is designed to help artists-to-be develop their skills as creative entrepreneurs.
In her new book Everything Happens for a Reason, divinity professor Kate Bowler writes openly about her own confrontation with death, and how this fits in with the prosperity gospel.
"The notion that disruption is the highest form of behavior in tech culture is, to me, sad."—Jonathan Taplin, in our interview about his book Move Fast and Break Things
Failure is one of the top human fears, as explained by Paul Louis Iske at the Lean Startup Summit Europe 2018. Yet, if we can learn to position failure as a learning opportunity, we have a much better chance of creating a "brilliant failure" and to earn second chances.
There’s a certain pride that frequently comes with rebelling against the machine. Yet this impulse comes at the cost of a sense of connectedness.
"When you are an autodidact, you learn only from your mistakes. So, I learn a lot."—Audrey Tautou, in our interview about her photo series Superfacial
"This group of women have all lived as men... Everything is in the wrong place, and everything is in the wrong size and shape, and it sucks to try to be a woman when you’ve had like 60 years of testosterone going through your veins."—Jessica Dimmock, in our interview about her documentary The Convention.