This is a fascinating conversation with international chess master and reluctant philosopher, Jonathan Rowson (find him on Twitter and read his book!). We talked about chess and how it relates to life, Brexit, climate change, being a father, and so much more. Jonathan had an incredible amount of depth and his answers so much scope. Take a listen and take away a few morsels of wisdom.
Dr. Jonathan Rowson is co-founder and Director of Perspectiva. He was until recently Director of the Social Brain Centre at the RSA where, over the course of six years, he authored a range of influential research reports on behaviour change, climate change and spirituality, and curated and chaired a range of related events.
Jonathan is an applied philosopher with degrees spanning a range of humanities and social sciences from Oxford, Harvard and Bristol Universities. In a former life he was a chess Grandmaster and British Champion (2004–6) and views the game as a continuing source of insight and inspiration. The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life was published by Bloomsbury in November 2019.
He lives in Putney, London, with his wife Siva, an academic lawyer from South India and their two sons, Kailash and Vishnu.
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