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How to successfully network at a TED event?

Beyond attending the conference, there are multiple things to do once you get your TEDxVienna pass. As it is a public event, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of like minded people. Not everyone finds it easy to go around and mingle, although it’s the type of event […]


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, […]


Coffee House Readings #12:
On Living

What do people talk about when they’re dying? If there is anybody who is able to answer this question, it is Kerry Egan. As a chaplain she visits, talks and listens to dying people and their life stories – offering them a precious gift that she calls “a peaceful presence”. […]


The Four Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death

Not long ago, we decided in this blog that it was “about time to think about time“, and we learned that time is basically a construction of the brain. Let’s say we had to picture that concept – in what shape would it come? Would it come out as something […]


The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Adichie

Similar to most successful happenings of great social, political and/or economic impact that immediately receive criticism from entities attempting to “unveil” their real but hidden intentions, the TED and TEDx conferences also got their critics. While some argue that TED is the new conveyor belt of “patented” ideas allowing only an exclusive group of […]