Misfits, Michaela Cole, personal reflections on UK TV

"The misfit doesn’t climb in pursuit of safety, or profit, she climbs to tell stories, she gets off the ladder and onto the swings; swinging back and forth, sometimes aggressively, sometimes standing up on the swing, back and forth, in pursuit of only transparency, observing the changes, but wonders if these changes are taking place within a faulty system."

Michaela Cole breaks all kinds of barriers in her speech at the Edinburgh festival this year. Deeply personal, she reflects on "misfits" and her sexual assualt.

She also advocates transparency, which I draw a deep parallel to the transparency work and calls that thoughtful investors are advocating in sustainable investing world.

It's a long speech and gives insight into the less-trodden path in the (blinkered?!) world of tv and its siblings. The PDF of the speech is available here.

Coel was presenting the 43rd MacTaggart. Previous speakers include such powerful media men as Rupert Murdoch, Jeremy Paxman, John Humphrys and Greg Dyke. Only five lectures have been given by women. I don't know of (m)any black speakers.

It was deeply compelling and moving. Unlike, in my view, the Corbyn version a few days later.

The current Arts blog, cross-over, the current Investing blog.  Cross fertilise, some thoughts on autism.  Discover what the last arts/business mingle was all about (sign up for invites to the next event in the list below).

My Op-Ed in the Financial Times  (My Financial Times opinion article) about asking long-term questions surrounding sustainability and ESG.

Current highlights:

A long read on Will Hutton looking at Brexit causes and solutions.

Some writing tips and thoughts from Zadie Smith

How to live a life, well lived. Thoughts from a dying man. On play and playing games.

A provoking read on how to raise a feminist child.

Some popular posts:  the commencement address;  by NassimTaleb (Black Swan author, risk management philosopher),  Neil Gaiman on making wonderful, fabulous, brilliant mistakes;  JK Rowling on the benefits of failure.  Charlie Munger on always inverting;  Sheryl Sandberg on grief, resilience and gratitude.

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