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Theme: Brilliance, Greatness and Toughness

This event occurred on
November 8, 2013
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our November edition — themed Brilliance, Greatness and Toughness — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Freya van der Valk. Freya writes:

"This is the TED evening you have been waiting for! Everyone can be brilliant, achieve great things, live childhood dreams, and overcome the barriers that sometimes hold us back. So watch these how-to and DIY talks and be the brilliant achiever!"

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Achieving Greatness Is A Choice: Byron Reese at TEDxAustin
Eternally optimistic, Byron Reese challenges us to consider the excuses we make to explain why others are achieving what we are not. An accomplished high-tech trailblazer, inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, father and author, he shares his childhood dreams and leaves us with an infectious sense of possibility as we wonder: Why we ever chose to give up our own?

TEDxVictoria - Dr. Sean Richardson - Mental Toughness: Think Differently about your World
Sean Richardson is obsessed with understanding the things that stop people — and how to go through roadblocks with resilient thinking. He takes lessons from the pro athlete's locker room about overcoming human barriers to success.

Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!.

We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.

Don't miss it, till TEDx!

Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
Herengracht 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2511
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands
  • Freya van der Valk
    Guest Curator