Ignorance is always with us. There was a time when an educated person in Europe could pretty much know everything that was considered important (by Europeans). Part of this education was the “Grand Tour” – an extended journey around Europe and the Mediterranean to see ancient sites, visit libraries and galleries, and revisit the classic Greek and Roman texts. Read more about General Ignorance …
How does a young person know what career to choose? We are all encouraged to “follow our passion”, but this is very general and non-specific advice. There are a few people who are fortunate enough to find one thing that is their lifelong passion, and who are able to turn it into a career. Read more about Will you love your job? …
The Architect magazine this month has a feature on work – you can learn more at their website – it’s an important topic, because we mostly do too much of it.
On the front page of the article is a drawing that lists some of the activities we enjoy (endure?) in the workplace:
It’s a good list, but I think it misses something really important. In my experience there are two very different kinds of focus work.