14th July 2019 / Alan Moore

The business case for beauty

Article written for Management Today. Your company could be a work of art – and more enduringly profitable as a result, argues designer and author Alan Moore. Is the world a work of art? Nobel Prize winning scientist Frank Wilczek asked that remarkable question because he saw beauty in the fundamental laws of nature, which […]

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2nd July 2019 / Alan Moore

Living Beautifully Newsletter No.18

Living Beautifully by beautiful.business is a regular newsletter to share and inspire a different way of looking at the world: we have all had enough of ugly. As I have travelled over these past few months I become increasingly convinced of the universal nature of beauty. Applied to leadership and legacy we need leaders who can see an […]

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27th June 2019 / Alan Moore

Is that the most beautiful decision you could make?

I was asked recently how one could simply and directly apply beauty into leadership? Imagine a company, a large automotive corporation is having a board meeting. The company is under pressure, decisions have to be made to counter its current poor performance of its sales and financial performance.  A number of the board have come […]

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17th May 2019 / Alan Moore

A Way of Looking: The Social Role of An Artist

I was born in China in a small ordinary town from the eastern part of China. Growing up there was difficult for me, because the wave of Chinese economy reform reached our town in the late 1980s, just before I entered into adolescence. My parents decided to move from our village to a town house, […]

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2nd March 2019 / Alan Moore

Pathway to Creating a Beautiful Business

Morning ritual. We walked. Having the gorgeous backdrop of Óbidos and its coast was a gift. Something magical happens where the land greets the sea segueing with the sky.  We made tracks – tracks a metaphor for a path walked. Who were we? “We” were 70 human beings working together, as one company. ‘We’ were […]

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30th December 2018 / Alan Moore

John O’Donohue on beauty as a human calling

“Beauty isn’t all about just nice loveliness, like. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming. So I think beauty, in that sense, is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life”, says John […]

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6th December 2018 / Alan Moore

Living off the coast of Utopia

Emerson said beauty gets us out of surfaces and into the foundation of things. The Shakers, Doug Engelbart (the designer of the mouse and video conferencing), the inventor of Aikido, and tech company Raspberry Pi all share a common theme — they have all brought the new into the world, increasing our social, spiritual and economic potential. […]

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17th November 2018 / Alan Moore

Dieter Rams: better human, better leader, better maker

“The time of thoughtless design for thoughtless consumption is over” — Dieter Rams. Gary Hustwit writes, “For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. The objects Dieter has designed have touched the lives of millions […]

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5th November 2018 / Alan Moore

What can Morihei Ueshiba creator of Akido teach us about purpose

The great master of martial arts Morihei Ueshiba became deeply troubled as to his true defining purpose. So he retired into the mountains with a Zen philosopher to reflect upon his work and life. He gave up the practice of martial arts as a form of violence and created the graceful non-violent martial art of […]

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21st October 2018 / Alan Moore

Living Beautifully Compendium No.4

Beautiful things are prepared with love. Beautiful experiences lift the human spirit. They say, optimistically, life is worthwhile. If we can be more beautiful in our thoughts and in our actions, we can learn to live and work more beautifully. We’ve all had enough of ugly. This is the fourth ‘Living Beautifully Compendium’. It shows […]

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