Talk of the week


The danger of a single story

Jay is the only African in his classroom. Regardless of his background, this made him automatically representative of all Africans. His family left South Africa only a few years ago but Jay’s life hasn’t changed much since then. He goes to school, plays soccer in the afternoon, helps at home, […]


Ask the lonely! Then make better technology!   Recently updated !

Technology has proven to be great for many things, but at the same time it can be the worst. Today we are going to focus on the good side! Technology fighting loneliness. Karen Dolva and her Team are developing technical devices that help minimize loneliness. In her Talk last October […]


Economies do not need
to grow –
Doughnut Economics

Equating economic growth with economic health- and why this equation fails. The construct of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) “measures the monetary value of final goods and services—that are bought by the final user—produced in a country in a given period of time”, according to the International Monetary Fund. Consumption, hence […]


Anxiety and Custard Traps

What’s better than using a metaphor to explain something…? If that metaphor is about food! This extremely relatable TEDxTalk by Neil Hughes makes light of an issue that a vast majority of people struggle with. And although mental health and laughter don’t often go hand in hand, he manages to […]


The surprising habits of original thinkers

At some point, we all asked ourselves one question: Why didn’t I think of that? At least that’s what I ask myself when I hear about new ideas becoming reality or whenever I can’t find a solution by my own. As someone who’d like to be more original, I always […]


Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

How do we find out who we really are? How do we define someone, or even ourselves? What makes us, us? Are you an extrovert or introvert? Are you adventurous or cautious? Optimistic or pessimistic? Trusting, reliable, independent, imaginative, observant, cultured, funny, spiritual, persistent, discreet, confident…? All of it? Some […]


The freedom of
your insignificance

This is us. Existing inside an endless haze of new born stars, merging galaxies and fading suns. And here you are, reading this, your smartphone battery running low, you’re running late to the next appointment, all the while time is running backwards inside of black holes and collapsing universes. What […]