Balancing Life on a Knife Edge

“What you think to be the peak is nothing but a step.” Imagine finding this quote by Seneca; not in a chocolate box nor in a self-help book, but on top of the Dufourspitze, 4634m, the highest point of Monte Rosa, second highest point in Western Europe. And imagine finding it after 5 days of … Read moreBalancing Life on a Knife Edge

Loveonomics, or the economics of love?

If you tried to meet someone with incredible humor and expertise in economics who has researched the science of love, you would probably end up meeting Rebekka Grun – the inventor of the term Loveonomics. She delivered a TEDx Talk in November 2019 giving advice on dating and how to maximize chances of getting where … Read moreLoveonomics, or the economics of love?

The Importance of Creativity and Self-Awareness

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to spend one hour with Cristina Riesen, ambivert, deep thinker, brain nourisher and the founder of We Are Play Lab (link), who delivered one TEDxTalk in Zurich in 2016 and one in Lausanne in 2019 (link). “I could have never imagined that I would do another … Read moreThe Importance of Creativity and Self-Awareness

How to inspire leaders to grow

In 2014 Omid Aschari delivered a talk at TEDxZurich “How to inspire leaders to grow” discussing the lack and the importance of emotional engagement of employees in their jobs. Five years later, I got in touch with Mr. Aschari to pick his incredible brain. Firstly, I wondered if he had noticed any shift in our … Read moreHow to inspire leaders to grow

How I have been advocating mental health to everyone but myself

by Naniko Kakabadze The other day a friend shared an article stating that we are running on a constant burnout as we try to optimize every second of the day. Many of my generation (29), myself included, are not very satisfied with our current professional situation and are trying to find a job which brings … Read moreHow I have been advocating mental health to everyone but myself

Are smartphones redefining our sense of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’?

Nowadays, we travel farther and wider. Yet, we are more connected than ever. Mobile devices connected to the Internet have given us a tool wherein communication transcends borders and physical boundaries. Does living in a network society alter our perception of ‘home’ and redefine our sense of ‘belonging’? Featured image: Thanks to Tim Gouw What could … Read moreAre smartphones redefining our sense of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’?

Nina’s Favourite TED Talk(s) — Finding ideas with the help of your inner ‘genius’

Ideas visit each and every single one of us. They come to us when we least expect them, like waiting at the train station or while brushing our teeth. All we have to do is listen. Nina believes that in our complex inter-connected world today, creativity is needed more than ever to find innovative solutions … Read moreNina’s Favourite TED Talk(s) — Finding ideas with the help of your inner ‘genius’

Celeste’s Favourite TED Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Celest Urech

Every month, we’ll be introducing a member of the TEDxZurich Team through their favourite TED Talk. This month, we’ve caught up with Celeste Urech, Head of Salon Team. Picasso once said every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist as an adult. How do we grow out of creativity? In his … Read moreCeleste’s Favourite TED Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity?