Monday, June 18, 2018

Why Materialism is not good ?

The joy of less | Kim Coupounas | TEDxBoulder

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A story about how the hunt for more can never be fulfilled, yet less is achievable and ultimately more rewarding. Kim Coupounas is a values-centered leader and entrepreneur who’s a firm believer in the power of corporations to do good in the world. She can’t wait to share her passion for tree-hugging and saving the world at TEDx Boulder! Kim serves as Director of B Lab Colorado where she’s leading a collaborative effort to make the state of Colorado the leader in responsible business practice. Prior to B Lab, she co-founded outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer GoLite. She served as GoLite’s CEO until 2008 and as its Chief Sustainability Officer until 2014. Kim is also past Chairman of the Board of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the trade association representing the $646 billion active outdoor recreation industry. She earned an A.B. with honors from Princeton and a joint M.B.A./M.P.A. from Harvard. Among her deep passions are fixing broken systems, spending time with her family, trail running, hiking, singing, doing yoga and martial arts, drinking great wine, and climbing mountains.


The 100 things challenge | Dave Bruno | TEDxClaremontColleges

Dave is the author of The 100 Thing Challenge, a book that documents his challenge to live with less than 100 personal items for a year. Dave challenges our conceptualization of The American Dream and asks us what is truly necessary to live a fulfilled and happy life.



My No Spend Year | Michelle McGagh | TEDxManchester

Michelle McGagh is no stranger to writing about the merits of saving. But how much did she really know about her own spending? Last year, she set herself the challenge of only spending money on essentials for a year. Her challenge to stop “squandering” money became a book called The No Spend Year, and saved her £22,000. Learn the reasons why Michelle did it, what she learned about herself, consumerism and why we spend. Personal Finance Journalist Michelle has spent more than a decade writing for titles such as The Guardian, City Wire, AOL and Money Observer.



Unconventional Ways to Save Money | Kerry Taylor | TEDxChathamKent

Moving from the big city to a rural organic farm transformed how I think about personal finance and money. With a reduced income, no fancy stores, and limited access to services like garbage pickup, my lifestyle and relationship with money changed. I started Squawkfox in 2008 as a financially fun newsletter for friends and have since been voted Canada’s Top Money Blogger by The Globe and Mail readership. Much of my traffic is from the United States, but I have readers around the world. I currently live in Toronto, Ontario where I just moved from an organic farm in rural British Columbia. I’ve also called Vancouver and Ottawa home. Carl is my husband. Chloe is my 2 year old daughter. Pivo is my dog. Our family budget is awesome.



Is your stuff stopping you? | 

Elizabeth Dulemba | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Award-winning author, illustrator, teacher and student Elizabeth Dulemba recently sold and gave away nearly everything she owned. And yet, she's no minimalist. She'll walk you through how she did it, and share how you too can open yourself to opportunities by evaluating your stuff – debunking the illusion of value we place on material possessions. This talk was delivered at Edinburgh's iconic Central Hall on Thursday, February 18th 2016 and was a part of series of talks given at the TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2016 Conference. Elizabeth Dulemba is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, with two dozen titles to her credit. Her lifelong passion for drawing was fostered during kindergarten, something which quickly expanded to encompass creative writing. Her debut historical fiction mid-grade, ‘A Bird on Water Street’ has won five prestigious literary honors. Along with her extensive literary career, Elizabeth is currently studying an Illustration degree at the University of Edinburgh - fulfilling one of her lifelong ambitions. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


Downsize your life to downsize your stress 

| Esther Stoel | TEDxBreda


The answer to downsizing your stress is downsizing your life. Learn to be vulnarable and enjoy what you have Esther Stoel is a creative and innovative entrepreneur. Starting at a very young age she pursued her passion and wanted her own design agency. In 2013 she founded PerQua, currently a design agency for catering and food businesses. After experiencing several hardships in life she wants to use her experiences to inspire others and give strength to those in need. She has given several inspirational speeches to people who struggle with autism, anxiety, depression and burnout. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


Less stuff, more happiness | Graham Hill


http://www.ted.com Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.


The High Price of Materialism

More at http://www.newdream.org Video by New Dream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others. The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life. Research cited: https://newdream.org/the-high-price-o... This video is also available in: French - http://youtu.be/_M-Jf28YW4g German - http://youtu.be/D2KbzZrBbMo Written by: Tim Kasser Produced by: RMD2 - http://rmd2.net Illustrated by: Anthony Maughan Learn more at http://www.newdream.org



Materialism is dying: Stuart Grover at TEDxManly

Stu Grover is a technologist and entrepreneur. Whilst sitting in a post grad class at the International Space University in early 2012 Stu Grover was first introduced to the idea that replacement parts could be "printed" on demand in Zero G. As a technologist and entrepreneur this concept fascinated him and he simply had to find out more. Two years on he is the owner and founder of 3D Printing Studios which is a network of high street shops setup to increase awareness of 3D Printing amongst everyday people. Stu sees a future in which 3D Printing is as much a part of our lives as computers are today but not quite so intimate. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


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