PURPOSE AND THE HEADQUARTERS OF NATO

October 5, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

7 days before the UK’s Brexit referendum I started working with the European Union. My commitment is to peace. Between people this is cultivated and maintained through connection, communication and symbiosis. The same is true for countries. Europe has enjoyed it’s greatest period of prolonged peace since the inception of the EU. Like everything there … Read More

WHAT PURPOSE IS AND ISNT

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work

What Purpose is…. Your best bit. Purpose is meaning. What then do we find meaning-full? 8,9,10: If you could measure your life experience on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being “fantastic, great, a rollercoaster, I love life” and 1 being “I’ve got a pulse”. Purpose is always above an 8. It’s inside us: It … Read More

WHY PURPOSE GIVES YOU TIME

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work

“Time is the most precious commodity I have. It is the only thing I cannot buy” Warren Buffet We spend 41-50% of our lives at work. How much value do we give to our time? How much value do we give to our life? There’s an ancient story about a king who wanted to see … Read More

HOW CHOOSING PURPOSE HELPS YOU GROW

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work

7 days before the UK’s Brexit referendum I started working with the European Union. My commitment is to peace. Between people this is cultivated and maintained through connection, communication and symbiosis. The same is true for countries. Europe has enjoyed it’s greatest period of prolonged peace since the inception of the EU. Like everything there … Read More

DOING THE RIGHT THING

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

Can beer change the world? It already has. Beer was one of the principle reasons humanity changed from being hunter gatherers to settlers. Getting enough food to eat was always a challenge. Hunting was hard work and foraging would only bring in so much. One day someone drank the water where grains had fermented. It … Read More

TWO QUESTIONS TO MAKE YOUR MEETINGS MATTER

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work

have been asking the following questions to middle management and above in organisations, corporations, not-for-profits, government institutions for over 20 years. The results are always the same, regardless of the nationality, social mix, hair colour etc. Me:  On average, what percentage of your time would you say you spend in meetings? Standard response:  60-70%. Me:  … Read More

THE MAITREYA PROJECT

October 2, 2017By Richard JacobsPurpose At Work, Purposeful Projects

I had the privilege to be involved in an extraordinary project which already had a well defined Purpose. A client of mine, another architect, won an international competition to design and build The Maitreya Project. This was a Buddha the size of the Empire State Building, to be built in India and designed to last … Read More