Welcome to the Ideas Factory
This is a place for us to share WHAT WE ARE READING, WATCHING AND LISTENING TO. We expect it will be an eclectic list which will grow and evolve so check back regularly.
For my first share, I would like to introduce you to the incredible resource that is THE BOOK OF LIFE (http://www.thebookoflife.org/) It the brainchild of UK-based Philosopher, Alain de Botton and seeks to teach atheists how to live a meaningful life.
From the ‘What is the book of Life’ section of the Website;
‘The Book of Life aims to be the curation of the best and most helpful ideas in the area of emotional life. Ultimately, life is only 700,000 hours long, so we have to make sure the ideas we need don’t get lost – or take too long to find’.
I have dived into the Curriculum chapter (http://www.thebookoflife.org/introduction-to-the-curriculum/) and am having a wonderful time spending time with the ideas of some of the world’s biggest thinkers.
If you are like me are curious about the great philosophers but have found their work difficult access, then you will love the lighter tone and distillation of ideas.
Of course, the Book has much more to offer, so I suspect it will be a constant source of thinking and reflection for some time to come.
Andrew Stevens is a Director and co-founder of the Uncharted Leadership Institute. He is passionate about the role leadership plays in making organisations, communities and even societies more productive, more human and more successful.