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Theme: Breaking Patterns

This event occurred on
May 10, 2019
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our May edition — themed Breaking Patterns — is curated by TEDxTheHague:

"The most basic way to get someone's attention is this: Break a pattern. Because patterns are powerful and all around us. They set up expectations, make connections, and inspire burning questions. When you see a pattern, it can change your life. Recognizing a pattern is like looking through a telescope for the first time."

We'll explore some pervasive patterns by watching and discussing the following videos:

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?
Chamorro-Premuzic shows that if leaders were selected on competence rather than confidence, humility rather than charisma, and integrity rather than narcissism, we would not just end up with more competent leaders — but also more women leaders.

J. Marshall Shepherd: 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview
In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know — and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.

Colin Morris: Pop Music is Stuck on Repeat
Using foundational computer science theories, Colin Morris shows that the lyrics of pop songs have become substantially more repetitive over the decades. Having established that, he tries to convince listeners that this is actually a good thing.

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 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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Hoefkade 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2525 BN
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The Hague, Netherlands


Moordrecht , Netherlands