Pensieri da Nicholas Bate

The inspiring and productive Nicholas Bate is on a roll. Here, he offers a free PDF download of his mini-book, In Three. In the meantime, I‘ve been enjoying his latest mini-book, Pensieri, which arrived just in time for a period of pondering and planning. Consequently, I think I have a plan that is grounded, ambitious, […]

Hunter-Gatherer: the full list

50.  Never let the fire go out. For the hunter-gather of the 21st century, the full list from Nicholas Bate, here.

More hunting and gathering

The next dozen from Nicholas Bate: Stare at night skies unpolluted by light. … … Establish rituals: writing, building & crafting, reflecting … The rest, here. The first 12, here.

21st century hunter-gatherer – Nicholas Bate

I love this.  Why does it sound so idyllic … Tell stories that fire the imagination. … Really notice the weather and predict what’s coming next: rain or shine or snow. Sleep easily; Arise early. … Develop language and brachiate more. The full first dozen from Nicholas Bate, here. As an afternote, I can report that […]

Make (good) art – it’s what weekends are for – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate exhorts us all to release the artist within and make art, in three easy steps: View lots of other art. Read lots of other art. Listen to lots of other art. Consider lots of other art. … The other two steps, here. It reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s address to the University of Arts […]

Make (good) art – it's what weekends are for – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate exhorts us all to release the artist within and make art, in three easy steps: View lots of other art. Read lots of other art. Listen to lots of other art. Consider lots of other art. … The other two steps, here. It reminds me of Neil Gaiman’s address to the University of Arts […]

Pension? Don’t worry, be happy – Nicholas Bate

An altogether healthier, alternative plan from Nicholas Bate: Start now a plan to do work you enjoy. And why would you stop doing it? … The full three-step plan, here.

Pension? Don't worry, be happy – Nicholas Bate

An altogether healthier, alternative plan from Nicholas Bate: Start now a plan to do work you enjoy. And why would you stop doing it? … The full three-step plan, here.

22 common, big company errors – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate offers a list of The Fundamental Errors Large Organisations Still Make, 22. The concern is that so many of these errors seem like a great idea at the time.  It’s the Law of Unintended Consequences writ large… 2. ‘Rolling out‘ values. You WILL have integrity. 6.  Considering money and motivation to be inter-changeable. […]

Zoning your life

Hard to do, but worth it.  Nicholas Bate offers the 7 Essential Zones: Zone 1: your zone. Your time. To read, to cook, to think, to be. You decide. It keeps you sane.   Zone 2: you and your partner in life.  Time to talk, hold hands, walk by the river, go to rock ‘n […]

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