Smart technologies make our lives easier: from smart maps that find the fastest way home through evening traffic to sprinklers that take light and plants into account before watering. One field of smart technology that is particularly fascinating is intelligent, artificial materials.
Who would ever voluntarily ask to be taxed? One of our speakers at TEDxVienna 2022 On The Rise would – and does. But why? And why is this so important? Marlene Engelhorn is a student of German Studies at the University of
Have you ever found someone else’s grocery list and noticed a funny item or interesting thing included on that list? How would you feel if someone found your grocery list? Indifferent? Ashamed? Proud? What if we told you there is an actual
Valeria Gontareva, or Valeriia Hontareva, is the tenth chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine who held office right after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. She also happened to be the first woman to lead Ukraine’s central bank. Becoming governor in
Do you need an “actionable” guide for “hands-down” success in conversing with the “heavy hitters” of the Fortune 500? Or does your boss keep “pinging” you on your holiday telling you that you need to keep “blue-skying” your “elevator pitch” for the
Less than one week until we welcome you all at Volkstheater for a day full of ideas and eye-opening experiences, where you will be sure to learn something new and exchange your thoughts with people from all over the world. Several topics
The 28th of July marked this year’s Earth Overshoot Day. This means that humans have used all biological resources that Earth can naturally regenerate by next year, and we are critically reminded again that we are living on loaned energy. In 1971,
“Flow is an optimal state of consciousness, a peak state where we both feel and perform our best. We become so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement and thought
One of the most memorable scenes from Meet Joe Black (1997) is the ironic one with a boardroom associate trying to explain the phrase “Nothing is certain but death and taxes” to Brad Pitt’s character, Death himself. “What an odd pairing,” came
Nowadays, meditation is widely used as a tool to calm one’s overly busy mind and to find a quiet place to unwind in one’s thoughts. The practice’s ability to generate a lasting positive impact on meditators’ everyday lives is intriguing and enticing.