You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our September edition — themed Work Is Never Over — is curated by TEDxTheHague.
"The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by the early 21st century the working week would be cut to 15 hours. Boy, was he wrong. Instead of continuing to decline, the duration of the workweek stayed put; it’s hovered just below 40 hours for nearly five decades. So, how can we make this work?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Jeff Bezos: Amazon employee work-life balance
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he believes the term "work-life balance" is a "debilitating phrase."
Bezos revealed that one of the top pieces of advice he offers new Amazon employees is that they shouldn't view the two as a strict trade-off.
Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Barry Schwartz: The way we think about work is broken
What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
Terri Trespicio: Stop searching for your passion
What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.
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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 25 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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