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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5th July 2019 / Alan Moore

Conversations about beauty with Konrad Brits of Falcon Coffees

Konrad is the founder and CEO of Falcon Coffees who source green coffee from eighteen producing countries, and work with coffee roasting companies all over the world. Konrad talks about purpose before profit, which means creating a resilient supply chain benefiting the growers over the long term. In this interview Konrad touches upon the theme […]

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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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24th May 2019 / Alan Moore

Show Me Something Beautiful

Since publishing Do Design. Why beauty is key to everything. I have evolved and developed a deeper understanding of how, beauty as a lens, framework even a philosophy – can be applied to how we live, how we become better humans, how we can develop our leadership, and, how we can find deeper meaning in […]

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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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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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14th October 2018 / Alan Moore

Why the practice of craft makes a meaningful life

I was trained both as a typographer, and as a book designer. Both these practices are steeped in craft. So much knowledge required of materials (don’t get me started on paper – colour, transparency, weight, texture – to this today every piece of paper I touch is evaluated – receipts mostly), production processes, typefaces, and, […]

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10th October 2018 / Alan Moore

Why we need a restorative economy

‘Capitalists are capitalism’s worst enemy’, wrote economist John Kay – ‘and particularly the market fundamentalist tendency which has been in the ascendant for the last 20 years.’ Kay adds: ‘Once we appreciate the historical anomaly of the post-war moment, we might see the capitalism of our own day in a proper light. With its imperious […]

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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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