Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it

Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it

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Alessandra Orofino:

It’s our city. Let’s fix it

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Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their own city. But urban activist Alessandra Orofino thinks that can change, using a mix of tech and old-fashioned human connection. Sharing examples from her hometown of Rio, she says: “It is up to us to decide whether we want schools or parking lots, recycling projects or construction sites, cars or buses, loneliness or solidarity.”

Chris Abani: On humanity

Chris Abani: On humanity

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Chris Abani:

On humanity

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Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It’s “ubuntu,” he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

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Adam Grant:

The surprising habits of original thinkers

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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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