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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

Education and Automation

One interesting point that Richard made during his conversation with Annemie was around the role of education, in particular higher education, in helping people get into employment. This is particularly important amongst youths in Europe, for example, where the unemployment rate is currently 21% But not only is higher education important for its own sake, it is also important from the perspective that it can drive higher wages and high...

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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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