Recently, we had an insightful meeting with a very experienced management consultant. At a certain point, the conversation took off on a tangent and we were suddenly in a defensive position, not so much defending the potential for the Global Lifestyle Project itself, but travel in general. The red flag to this bull was the word “sustainable”. [read complete article]
Live for a week, we have been overwhelmed with responses to the GLP website and want to say a big thank you for all the initial feedback. We’ll be taking it on board in various ways over the next few months, so keep checking back to see what’s new.
The Global Lifestyle Project is about community, and we hope that you, as a visitor to this website, will soon be counting yourself as a member, but it’s also about exploration, and the individual expression of what it means to live from multiple locations, and how those locations are themselves transforming to meet those individual needs.
We’ve been hearing a variety of opinions about the kinds of services that should be highlighted, as well as about the very definition of a global lifestyle “hub”. Perhaps the word hub is misleading, as it’s associated with a certain level of activity and sophistication. Maybe we should be using the word “node”, which is less loaded. Ultimately, the places you choose to be should simply be the ones that suit you best, at any given time. So, if you need solitude to focus, then being off-grid on a Hebridean island, would be just as appropriate a choice as San Francisco would be to a tech entrepreneur with a start-up to pitch. Our focus is on productivity, and how quality of life, which is fundamentally tied up with location, can be improved by allowing for flexibility and movement.
What we’re interested in is to make this movement easier and more acceptable, and so we’ve given it a voice and a name. Without compromising the benefits of non-conformity, we’re recognizing the potential of this trend, both to validate the community’s choices as individuals, and to harness the collective interest to produce great stuff – relationships, products and ways of thinking.
You will be hearing more voices than ours alone, so look out for guest contributors and profiles of incredible organizations. As always, suggestions are welcome, so please get involved!
Welcome to the Global Lifestyle Project website! We’re really excited to be online, and looking forward to building this informative, useful and thought-provoking resource. Our focus is the new trend towards global living, and the transformation of cities around the world into culturally diverse, multidisciplinary centers of innovation and entrepreneurship. We’ll be exploring the tools that they, and we as global individuals need in order to get started, and we’ll be sharing it all with you.
As the Global Lifestyle Project has been taking shape, we’ve had loads of input and support from across the globe including a feature on Ideamensch, an incredible website introducing and showcasing some of the most creative young entrepreneurs on the scene. We’re thrilled to be listed among them, and you can check out the article here.
We summarize the Global Lifestyle Project as “a global experiment in lifestyle design“. With that in mind you should view this site as an organically growing repository of original thoughts, comments and findings. There will be frequent amendments and additions so please check in with us regularly.
Finally, we’d love for you to get involved. Please send us your thoughts and insights, as you explore the material and share the site or individual topics, with your friends.