You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our June edition — themed Slow Down — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"As technology evolves and speeds up our lives, we work harder and faster to cope. Considered virtues, we even select leaders based on these qualities. But is speeding the answer? It often makes things more complex, consumes more energy and, in the best case, solves only a part of our challenges."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Lucy Cooke: Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingenious adaptations.
Leticia Gasca: Don't fail fast — fail mindfully
We celebrate bold entrepreneurs whose ingenuity led them to success, but what happens to those who fail? Far too often, they bury their stories out of shame or humiliation — and miss out on a valuable opportunity for growth, says author and entrepreneur Leticia Gasca. In this thoughtful talk, Gasca calls for business owners to open up about their failures and makes the case for replacing the idea of "failing fast" with a new mantra: fail mindfully.
Tim Harford: A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity
What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes -- without feeling hurried. Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, Twyla Tharp and Michael Crichton found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds.
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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