TEDxDanubia invites you to the first TEDxDanubia Club event:
The program is organized by TEDxDanubia in cooperation with ALEAS Simulations and FLOW Consulting.
Happiness could probably qualify as the Holy Grail of modern times. It promises much, seems simple enough, it is idealized, but it is mystical and elusive although most of us are searching for it all our lives... And could we harmonize happiness, quality of life with the work and business? We will explore both the concept of personal happiness and the idea of good business this afternoon with the help of a few exceptional thinkers. For what matters if not this?
16:15 – 16:55 Arrival and Registration
17:00 – 18:30 Elusive Happiness
Elemér Hankiss: Life Strategies in the Age of Uncertainty
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi: Happiness and Human Nature (English)
Zsadány Vécsey: Flow – Game, adventure and ability (Flow Leadership Game Demo)
18:30 – 19:00 Conversation Break
19:00 – 20:00 Good Business
Conversation on Stage (English)
Theme: Good Business
Participants: György Matolcsy, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Albert-László Barabási
20:00-21:00 Drinks and Conversation
*Translation is provided (Hungarian and English)
20th May, 2011
Uránia National Movie Theater (Budapest, Rákóczi út 21.)
This event is sold out.
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, recently awarded by the Széchenyi Prize, is noted for his work in the study of happiness and creativity, and is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. In 2004 he published ‘Good business’ revealing how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow".
György Matolcsy is an economist, publicist and politician. He has held several high positions in both national and international institutions, such as the presidency of the National Atomic Energy Commission, directorate of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Developments, directorate of think tanks and advisory boards, and he was also Minister of Economics between 2000 and 2002. György Matolcsy is the current Minister of National Economy since 2010.
Albert-László Barabási has been a major contributor to the development of real-world network theory. His biggest role has been the introduction of the scale-free network concept. Among the topics in network theory that he has studied are growth and preferential attachment, the mechanisms probably responsible in part for the structure of the World Wide Web or the cell. He was also a TEDxDanubia speaker.
Elemér Hankiss is a former director of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Sociology, and professor of several European and American Universities. In recent years, he turned his focus on to the global problems of civilization, while he is still actively dealing with questions of social evolution and social challenges of the region.
Zsadány Vécsey is the founder of the Californian ALEAS Simulations Inc. Its mission is to create game-based applications that open new horizons in management-development. In 2007, along with Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, ha launched the „FLOW is Good Business” project which is currently one of the most promising international business ventures in the field of edutainment.