Margaret Heffernan is an Entrepreneur, Author and CEO. Her motto is ‘Let’s not play the game, let’s change it’. She’s a passionate believer in honesty, creative conflict and courage which are needed to overcome our fears and help us widen and enrich the people and ideas we were prepared to engage with. She defines being [...]
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerising tale of their meeting, he probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Daniele Zanotti believes that what we really need is ‘una cacophony of care’. He quotes his then future mother-in-law, “I no believe in charity. I believe in care”. Charity, she said, is up and down. Care is ‘faccia a faccia’ (face to face). Daniele said, “Who would have thought my future mother-in-law understood the difference [...]
Kim Rosen has awakened listeners around the world to the power of the poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She travels the planet teaching and learning how poetry can foster healing and peacemaking within and around us. Kim has documented the power of poetry to melt the walls between cultures, creeds and generations.
Mark Strom unveils for us the power of a grounded question. The power to breathe new life into ideas and conversations! His learning is grounded in his own story: growing up in Australia, a first career as a truck driver and labourer, over two decades advising senior leaders on strategy, innovation and engagement, and first-hand [...]
Glenn Kelman realised that after a decade in which American culture came to be defined by Internet Start Ups, he felt they’d lost their way. IPOs collapsed. Doubts bloomed. Now virtual and real-world elements are coming together in a new kind of company that’s slower and harder to build, but can be bigger and more [...]
Jeni Cross is a Sociology Professor at Colorado State University. She has spoken about Community Development and sustainability to audiences across the country, from business leaders and government officials to community activists. In this talk, she discusses her work around changing behaviours.
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many Non Profits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend not for what they get done. Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional. He aims to transform the way society thinks [...]
Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time.