New season, and six-month check-in
As we welcome the new season, I'm reflecting on what purpose this project has served over the last six months, and where I can take it next.
I have been enjoying your voice notes, texts and emails every week. This project has always intended to be a conversation, and I'm excited for us to start unpacking some of the bigger questions as a group, to play and collaborate.
I have some ideas in mind, but I would love to hear from you! What topics have resonated the most and what are you looking to learn more about? What kind of people and conversations do you need in your life right now? Let me know and I'll design some fun ways for us to come together!
In the meantime, as the new season calls for a bit of house keeping and intention setting, I have decided to take my pleasures seriously and make more time for research and qualitative conversations. I hope that this will lead to more thoughtful and fun community experiments. Instead of weekly, my emails will come to you on the last Sunday of the month. I'm excited to this new chapter, I hope you are too!
To celebrate Jonas Altman's new book Shapers on the future of work, we are having an Instagram Live chat on Monday 8:00 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. BST. You can set a reminder from my story @vikoushka.
I'm really excited to be collaborating with my friends at The House of Beautiful Business for their upcoming event The Great Wave taking place October 16-19. Extraordinary times require extraordinary experiences, so the team has designed the first-of-its-kind virtual and in-person festival connecting thousands of people all around the world to explore how we can work and live more beautifully. As you know, I obsess over serendipity and how we can bring more serendipity to the virtual world we now inhabit, especially when it comes to digital events. With this in mind, we have designed something I'm particularly excited about - Ripples. These are small, curated groups for participants so that they can unpack and deepen their experience. There will also be a small number of bigger, thematic WhatApp groups that we've called Anchor Ripples. If you'd like to host one of these, just ping me!
Conversations communities around me are exploring this week:
My work is really fast-paced and I feel like this is not aligned with my value system, what can I do about it?
All my in-person work has been canceled and I feel really sad about not seeing people IRL for a while. What can we add to Zoom meetings to make them really exciting in the meantime?
I'm really excited about designing fun six-people parties (the new gathering rule in the UK). What have you experimented with so far?
That's all for today!