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PurpleBeach Blog with Annemie Ress

Who needs balance when you can embrace extremes?

Debates around how people can best balance their professional and personal needs - the elusive work/life balance - have been running for decades. Despite innovative forms of industry, new technologies allowing work to be done from almost anywhere and more ‘family friendly’ policies, we seem to be no nearer achieving it. The search for balance extends way beyond simply spending the right amount of time at wo...

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PurpleBeach Team Blog various authors

You can’t give what you don’t have, so invest in yourself first!

  By Orlagh Hunt 3 of the intrepid PurpleBeach team, Tanya Cordrey, Olivia Gribaudo and Orlagh Hunt gave their views on the hot topic of Mindfulness recently at the third annual Everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology. The forum welcomed over 600 delegates from around the world who came to hear from some leading thinkers in the international techn...

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Thinking Ahead with Warren Weertman

Analysing Trends to Deal with Extremes

We all have ideas of how we think the future will pan out. Consciously (or even subconsciously) we all have an idea of not only how we think the future will pan out (the probable future), but we also have ideas of possible and preferable futures. As we have rediscovered recently, things don’t go according to plan. Sometimes extremes happen. But how can you cope with these extremes? In my two blogs I looked at environmenta...

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Beach Writings with Richard Davies

Oller Oller People

Recently I attended the opening of Jerwood Open Forest, an exhibition to explore the relationship between art and the environment run in partnership with Forestry Commission England. I was fascinated by a project created by Adam James, a performance artist based in London. Adam took nine performers for eight days in October to Sherwood Pine Forest in Nottingham where they lived in wooden shelters, isolated from the rest of the world. B...

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PurpleBeach Guest Blog various authors

Developing Learning Experience Designers

  By Giuseppe Auricchio Digitalization is slowly transforming the way executives learn. Several attributes characterize this change. First, learning is moving from being an event-based activity to one that is integrated into everyday life - and hence so...

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