You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our October edition — themed The Strength of Willpower — is curated by TEDxTheHague treasurer Peter van den Berg. Peter writes:
"What is willpower and how does it work? The subject is hardly investigated. The number of scientific studies and literature lags far behind topics like politics, leadership, happiness, efficiency, energy, vitality et cetera. But tonight we are going to see that this is completely unjustified. Willpower affects your work, your health, your financial security and relationships."
He'll explore this theme by showing and discussing the following videos:
Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self
Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for Future Us.
Movie clip One Team, One Nation
Nelson Mandela is a paragon of willpower. This documentary shows how Mandela managed to unite the South Africans by his vision, conviction and motivation during the rugby World Cup in 1995. The Springboks achieved the impossible, became world champion and the whole South African nation celebrated victory.
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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