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Theme: Lessons on Success

This event occurred on
February 10, 2012
7:30pm - 11:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our February edition — themed Lessons on Success — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Freya van der Valk.

Success is what many of us aspire. In this session, we go deeper into the heart of success. Can we manage success by holding on to tips and tricks from others?

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Viktor Frankl: Why to believe in others
Viktor E. Frankl was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. He spent three years during World War II in concentration camps, including Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Dachau. His best-known work, Man's Search for Meaning, gives a firsthand account of his experiences during the Holocaust, and describes the psychotherapeutic method he pioneered.

Philip Zimbardo prescribes a healthy take on time
Philip Zimbardo was the leader of the notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — and an expert witness at Abu Ghraib. His book The Lucifer Effect explores the nature of evil; now, in his new work, he studies the nature of heroism.

Richard St. John: "Success is a continuous journey"
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success — and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one successful book.

William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind
William Kamkwamba, from Malawi, is a born inventor. When he was 14, he built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap, working from rough plans he found in a library book. His windmill powers four lights and two radios in his family home.

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy
Dave Meslin embraces ideas and projects that cut across boundaries between grassroots politics, electoral politics and the arts community. Some of his projects include 2006's City Idol contest, which put a sexy new face on council elections.

Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits
Amy Purdy became a professional snowboarder despite losing both her legs to meningitis. She encourages us to take control of our lives, and our limits.

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2582 ND
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