TEDxDanubia Club 2011

2011-05-20 TEDxDanubia Klub 2011

Elusive Happiness


Our first TEDxDanubia Club event was organized 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?


1615 - 16 45
Arrival and Registration
    1700 - 18 30
    Elusive Happiness
    • Hankiss Elemér
      Hankiss Elemér

      Hankiss ElemérHankiss Elemér

      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 e...
    • Csíkszentmihályi Mihály
      Csíkszentmihályi Mihály

      Csíkszentmihályi MihályCsíkszentmihályi Mihály

      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 busine...
    • Vécsey Zsadány
      Vécsey Zsadány

      Vécsey ZsadányVécsey Zsadány

      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 p...
    1830 - 19 00
    Conversation break
      1900 - 20 00
      Good Business

      Conversation on Stage (English)
      Theme: Good Business 
      Participants: György Matolcsy, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Albert-László Barabási

        2000 - 21 00
        Drinks and Conversation