What I read in 2019

What I read in 2019

Here’s a look back at what I read in 2019 that I took much from. Each book has in some way allowed me to more deeply understand myself or the world around me. In no particular order: 1) The world until yesterday by Jared Diamond: Brilliant insights into...
Frame before reframing

Frame before reframing

Something struck me during an exhibition that was about spatial perspective. Nearly all the artwork relied on the viewer moving in relation to them, in order to produce an effect. It is movement that enabled the change of perspective — a reframing. Subtle shifts that...
Christmas reading

Christmas reading

It’s that time of year again when I share my Christmas reading list. Those books that have inspired me the most during the year gone by. Skin in the Game (2018) — Nassim Taleb This has truly been the year of Taleb for me. His latest book, Skin in the Game, was a real...
Negative space

Negative space

I recently became fascinated with an artwork that was all about negative space — that is the space surrounding and in between the central figure. Initially the viewer’s attention is captured by the presenting figure, the so called positive space. However, by slightly...
Holiday Reading

Holiday Reading

My holiday reading list is back this year with new titles that I have personally found to be tremendously insightful. Sapiens – A brief history of humankind (2014) by Yuval Harari Sapiens takes the top spot. Harari discusses the development of human societies...
The importance of your physical environment

The importance of your physical environment

I have recently been noticing just how important our physical environment is to both our wellbeing and the quality of our thinking. The physical environment we inhabit is a powerful enabler of not only clarity of thought, but also creativity. Creating the physical...