“Reclaiming of beauty is absolutely fundamental to what a better future looks like for us all. If we start to use the idea of beauty and understand it properly, and seriously, that it’s foundational to all life, then we have an opportunity of a very different way of being in this world. It is a fundamental part of reconnecting us, to ourselves and to each other and to the natural world to our souls is soulful. Beauty is our homecoming.” Alan Moore
E104 – Alan Moore on BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS, REGENERATION AND WHOLESOME LEADERSHIP
WEAVERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL FUTURE
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What future would we create if we reclaimed the language of beauty?
“Reclaiming of beauty is absolutely fundamental to what a better future looks like for us all. If we start to use the idea of beauty and understand it properly, and seriously, that it’s foundational to all life, then we have an opportunity of a very different way of being in this world. It is a fundamental part of reconnecting us, to ourselves and to each other and to the natural world to our souls is soulful. Beauty is our homecoming.”
In this episode Amisha talks with Alan Moore, author and business innovator. Alan believes beautiful businesses are the future. Described as ‘lovingly disruptive’, Alan’s life mission is to make every business on the planet as beautiful as they can possibly be. He does this by changing the way people think about the world and how their businesses can succeed by being beautiful in every way.
Amisha and Alan speak about the essence of beauty and how we can reclaim its language to create beautiful businesses, futures and cultures. They explore beauty as something that is wholesome and dynamic providing us with the opportunity to walk each other home with empathy, non-judgement, compassion and love.
Together they explore the idea that beauty and regeneration is a universal language, where each of us has a unique voice and a unique gift that is our sovereign land; a land that will provide the fruits for us to become good ancestors of a future where we don’t dehumanise and objectify human beings, and where we might reconcile myopia and colonialism.
Alan shares his personal experiences of opening himself up to the possibilities of beauty that rose out of vulnerabilities and times of personal change. He talks about walking alongside businesses that are seeking to shift their lens away from systems of fear-based leadership and economies of scale into ways of doing where everybody thrives and grows.
We learn that asking the fundamental question ‘Does it matter?” and ‘What legacy do we want to leave?” opens up answers that provide us with insights for weaving powerful new stories that will regenerate our manufacturing, material and most of all personal narratives in service of creating a better world.
“Your interior is this vast landscape. It’s as big as the cosmos in many respects. It’s a terrain that only you or I can traverse. No one else can traverse that terrain ever. That’s yours, that’s your sovereign land.” Alan Moore
Alan Moore is a business innovator, his life mission is to make every business on the planet as beautiful as they can possibly be. He does this by changing the way people think about the world and how their businesses can succeed by being beautiful in every way. By consciously designing better products, services, experiences: By creating cultures of learning internally, as well as creating entirely new concepts of what a business or an industry could be; beautiful businesses are proven to be attractive to employees, buyers and investors. A beautiful business is a profitable business.
Alan believes beautiful businesses are the future.
Alan has designed and created everything from books to businesses. Working on six continents, he has worked with artists such as Anselm Kiefer and Helen Chadwyck, shared his knowledge in the form of board and advisory positions he has worked with many companies including; PayPal, Microsoft and Interface. He has run learning experiences for leadership teams, as well as teaching in institutions as wide ranging as MIT and Ringling College of Art and Design, Sloan School of Management and INSEAD. He has been involved in advising pioneering entrepreneurial companies some voted in the top 50 most innovative.
Alan’s unique creative capacity to work alongside companies who need his skills and knowledge helps them transform what they do and how they translate that into commercial success. Described as ‘lovingly disruptive’, Alan offers his clients a viable creative vision of what their businesses can become whilst keeping them honest and true to core values.
The author of four books including his international best sellers No Straight Lines: Making sense of our nonlinear world (2011) and Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything (2016), Alan has spoken at the inspirational not for profit ideas festival the Do Lectures, at SXSW and the Hay Literary Festival. His work has featured in UK and international media such as, The BBC, The Guardian, Latin America’s HSM, The Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Management Today, Design Milk, Elle, Grafik and It’s Nice That.
Alan still works as an artist. He tries everyday to lead a life as beautifully as he possibly can.
To find out more about Alan‘s work visit beautiful.business
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