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Wabi Sabi | Chamber of Beautiful Business, Melbourne

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Richmond, VIC 3121

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Chamber of Beautiful Business, Melbourne

Wabi Sabi – Celebrating the imperfect, incomplete & impermanent nature of business

Co-hosted by Mykel Dixon.


Business is obsessed with perfection.

Our addiction to symmetry and efficiency can be seen in our minute by minute conference agendas,

the straight-line designs of our white-walled boardrooms, and the elaborate job titles & jargon we use to make ourselves appear as though we know what we’re doing.

This fixation on flawlessness drives our behaviour in ways we don’t like to admit. Fudging numbers & photoshopping flaws, embellishing CVs and breaking laws. From FOMO to machismo to infinite growth.

It’s exhausting, ineffective, inhumane.

And the distance between the highlight reel we see online and the reality of our working lives is destroying our experience of work, of life, and of ourselves.

We look forward for answers when perhaps we should look back for better questions. One place might be the Japanese philosophy – Wabi Sabi.

In Wabi Sabi, everything is made more beautiful by baring the marks and scars of age and individuality. Repairs and reconstructions are to be appreciated rather than made invisible. Peace can be found by embracing the transitory, incomplete and impermanent nature of existence. Perhaps if we embraced a little Wabi Sabi in our work, we might find greater satisfaction in simple moments. More enjoyment in everyday interactions. More reverence for the often unheroic essence of our professional lives.

Join a thoughtful cast of executives, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, artists and philosophers as we seek to find, embrace & celebrate the Wabi Sabi of our work.

Together we’ll turn the mundane into the mysterious,

find fortune in fleeting experience,

and savour the inevitable mess

of making beautiful business.

Proudly supported by Death Gin & The Catalyst Network.

All proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

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About the Chambers of Beautiful Business

A series of daytime and evening gatherings in select cities all around the globe, the Chambers are part of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community founded to explore the human future of work. At its annual gathering in Lisbon, the House brings together a select group of 300 business and nonprofit leaders, founders, technologists, investors, designers, artists, and scientists to explore how to make business more beautiful, specifically how to lead with purpose and passion, build human companies and workplaces, and design for deeper connections in an age of machines. If you’re interested in participating, request an invitation here.

Dedicated to amplifying its mission throughout local communities, the series of Chambers are co-hosted by House Residents. Find out more about upcoming editions in Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Cape Town, Detroit, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, New York City, Vancouver, and Warsaw.

More questions?

Feel free to reach out to:
Monika Jiang
monika@thebusinessromanticsociety.com
Cell: +49 1590 1222 787
www.thebusinessromanticsociety.com

Produced by The Business Romantic Society

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