Jonathan Rowson
Director, Perspectiva

Jonathan Rowson is the co-founder and director of Perspectiva, a research institute in London that seeks an integrated understanding of systems, souls and society in theory and practice. He is the author of The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life (2019).

Written by Jonathan Rowson

At the World Chess Championships in London, 2013. Photo by Andrew Testa/Panos

Cognition and intelligence

The challenge of chess – learning how to hold complexity in mind and still make good decisions – is also the challenge of life

Jonathan Rowson