14. Oct, 2019

#TEDxKoenigsallee, #OutsideTheBubble

As promised a more detailed summary of the TEDx event from yesterday. Just the key messages I did capture for me personally. If you are interested in more details, check the URL I share for every speaker.

Main theme was #OutsideTheBubble, how to best leave or extend your comfort zone. The organization team did it by not exactly following the distributed agenda on the left 😉.

It started with Leander Govinda Greitemann, a Live Philosopher, Speaker and Trainer,  https://www.linkedin.com/in/leandergreitemann/ 

  • Our Brain: Filter bubble machine, computer between our ears
  • 40% of what we do every day is based on automated patterns
  • He was talking about Neuroplasticity, Default Mode Network DMN and Direct Experience Network DEN
  • You should use the space between stimulus and your standard response for new stuff, to get Outside your Bubble

Next was Christopher Patrick Peterka, a Futurist & Entrepreneur with his 2019 vision about borders between countries, https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherpeterka/ 

Rozita Shojaei gave a very personal insight about her bubbles and the bubbles other people are building around her, https://www.linkedin.com/in/rozita-shojaei-25421115a/. Followed by Wilrieke Sophia and her talk about Intimacy,  https://www.exploringdeeper.com/about-me/. After the break the 2nd part started off with a Taiko Performance, https://www.wadokyo-taiko.de/  

Followed by Friederike Fabritius a Neuroscientist, https://www.fabulous-brain.com/ 

  • 2/3 of the working people are stressed or bored at the job
  • The Brain is a lazy couch potato and needs Fun, Fear and Focus to reach peak performance
  • Dopamin - real brain booster, released by fun
    • Have fun at work
    • Fun his highly individual
  • Fear: Slightly overchallenged, wake up call for the brain
    • Sensation seaker
    • Get the little kick you need
  • Focus: Highlight, spotlight
    • Nobody is texting while walking over broken glass
    • With the right level of fun and fear, focus will follow naturally 

Next Dr. Christoph Guertler, Head of Catalysis & Technology Incubation,  https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoph-g%C3%BCrtler-a147bb3/, who is in the final round of the Deutsche Zukunftspreis with his team, see https://www.deutscher-zukunftspreis.de/en/team-1-2019.

Followed by Dr. Ljiljana Fruk from the University of Cambridge,  https://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/directory/ljiljana-fruk

  • Embracing the science of small things to fight a very agressive cancer
  • Cross functional teams are required to design new drugs with more focused results using nanotechnology
  • Making nano carriers out of the right material, using tracking devices controlled by mobile phones

The day was closed with a talk from Dr. Ben Hartwig: The Science Trainer,  https://neuroblitz.de/en/home/ 

  • He moved his bubble from science to improvisation theater
  • We are feeling stressed, when an expectation is not met
  • The concept of resilience is the power to bounce back - you can either be a soft ball or a tin can
  • You can change your story by somebody believing in you - "You can sing, it does not sound good yet, but you can practice"
  • There are no mistakes, there are different choices and opportunities
  • Relaxation is fundamental for improvisation theater, give yourself permission to relax
  • Never break under pressure, always be ready to play - between active and passive is PLAY
  • Try to answer YES AND more often --> it takes ideas and builds on them

In summary a really great afternoon and program, looking forward to next year 2020  #TEDxKoenigsallee