You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our May edition — themed For Your Consideration... — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Rob Grant. Rob writes:
"We all need safety and health, and want a purposeful life too. Is that too much to ask, or is there a way?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Alan Watts: What If Money Was No Object?
Alan Watts (1915-1973) was an English philosopher and writer who played a large part in popularising Zen Buddhism in the west. In this short introductory video, he poses the question: What Do I Desire?
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease
Physician Gary Slutkin began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that its spread followed the patterns of infectious diseases. A mind-flipping look at a problem that too many communities have accepted as a given and, like so many diseases, can be reversed.
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
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.
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