Unilever has rediscovered what its founders learned back in the day: treating people decently is good for business.
"“The Alchemy of Us” highlights the value of innovating, but also of thinking critically about what we do and what its consequences might be." - Melanie Bell
"It’s part of being human, stemming from our awareness that life is finite. If we squash down those feelings, we’re missing out on their benefits." - Melanie Bell
When my friend Pete told me that his cancer was back, I stammered some platitudes about always having hope, being strong. You know the sort of thing. What I simply couldn't do was ask him how he felt. And I've known him for over 30 years...
"Mental health issues are often based on the tension between what one has achieved and what one has the potential to become." - Clive Lewis
"Running into that thing makes our anxiety spike – and we start telling stories in our head about what an inadequate person we are."
Longer lifespans and improved technology: both of these bring choices that my grandfathers never had – along with some significant new challenges
"The presence of shyness shows that we're connected." –Melanie Bell
"People in the performing arts don’t reach the top of the tree by crushing the opposition. They do it by being creative," - Steven Edwards
"Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance." – Daniel Kahneman