22nd November 2019 / Alan Moore

Love the work you do: Blitz Motorcycles

Hugo and Fred build motorcycles. They build them from discarded older motorbikes, curating their builds using the frames, engines, petrol tanks and handlebars from machines of another time. They call their company Blitz — as in giving new life, new energy, new purpose, to old motorcycles. Possessed with an aesthetic vision of how these motorcycles […]

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7th September 2019 / Alan Moore

Notes on Cooking, Compassion and Buddhism

“With food it is the mindset of sharing that we are really eating” — Jeong Kwan. This year I sat down to watch a Netflix film about cooking. What I did not expect was  a gift. These are my notes from a film about the Buddhist Nun Jeong Kwan. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage […]

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17th May 2019 / Alan Moore

A poem about walking

We walked out Step by glorious step Each footfall into knowing each other A little better Becoming felt knowledge as Time expanded our human nature Vulnerabilities shared Understanding narratives can hold Us in our own solitary prisons How to let go? There is truth in beauty Walking in beauty We are naturally more truthful About […]

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2nd March 2019 / Alan Moore

Beautiful Leadership Workshop. An invitation to Do.

Beautiful Leadership Workshop Our Beautiful Business Faculty is offering, in collaboration with Interface, a one-day interactive experience on Beautiful Leadership. A day to become a more beautiful human, leader and maker by integrating beauty into your daily practice. This experience is for leaders, makers and investors who are looking for a transformational leadership experience to […]

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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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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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16th October 2018 / Alan Moore

The only business model you need: responsibility for The Total

There is a concept called The Total; based around what we take, make and waste. All businesses are faced with costs associated to all three. The Total encompasses ethics, business, production process, products and the world we inhabit. We have an unlimited responsibility for The Total, a responsibility that we try but do not always […]

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2nd October 2018 / Alan Moore

Millennials. They want the cool thing, and, the right thing.

I asked Dame Fiona Reynolds, a Master at Cambridge University, UK and author of ‘The Fight for Beauty’ – ‘what gives you hope?’ Her answer; “The reason I feel optimistic is because I think young people are amazing and they get this stuff. This is a generation that has got no ticket to the future, […]

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12th June 2018 / Alan Moore

Can Businesses be Beautiful and Profitable?

The lens of beauty enables more thoughtful design. It inspires the crafting of more meaningful products and services. It creates a resilient business, with a more committed workforce. Beautiful leadership brings out the very best in people so they feel inspired to do their best work. Beauty is not a soft option, it takes hard […]

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3rd June 2018 / Alan Moore

Anselm Kiefer, beauty in art and learning to wait

In the 1980’s I worked on an Anselm Kiefer project with the Anthony d’Offay Gallery called Zweistromland, or The High Priestesss. Two massive steel bookcases furnished with books made from one of Kiefer’s favourite materials, lead. They made for an incredible installation. Why were they made? ‘I suspect that the human species – the unique […]

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