Δευτέρα, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2011

TEDxYouth@Academy: Simanta Das

Starting Up your Business IDEA
Simanta Das is Physicist, founder and Chairman of Stalhmarg Capital in Netherlands and Ayursundra HealthCare Group in India. Simanta is focusing on creating long term sustainable solutions through effective use of capital in Healthcare, Technology, Renewable Energy and Tacit Knoweldge Services. He is also developing a HealthCare delivery solution in India, to make quality healthcare affordable by enhancing efficiency and improving productivity, to include the less privileged. Simanta has been the Chief Strategy and Technology Officer for Kempen Merchant Bank and the Global Head of the Healthcare Innovation Group, Investment Banking at ABN AMRO in the Netherlands. He remains an eternal student of Physics, Philsophy and Logic having studied Experimental High Energy Physics.

Κυριακή, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2011

TEDxYouth@Academy : Jeff Leiken

Whose dream are you living?

Jeffrey Leiken, MA, is the creator of Evolution Mentoring™ and Mentor Counseling® and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of helping teens and young adults build substantial, thriving lives.

TEDxYouth@Academy

life beyond stereotypes

20 Νοεμβρίου 2011
14:00
The HUB Αλκμήνης 5, Πετράλωνα

Περισσότεροι από 10 ομιλητές από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό συνομιλούν με τους νέους στο πλαίσιο του TEDx Youth@Academy, που θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 20 Νοεμβρίου στο The HUB (Αλκμήνης 5, Κάτω Πετράλωνα).

Κυριακή, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2011

The Generosity Factor

What would happen if you said “yes” to every single person that asked you for money? Foolish, absurd,  ridiculous idea, isn’t it – especially in this awkward climate of instability and uncertainty?

Read more at yehisate.com

Σάββατο, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Guest post: Simanta Das on the Greek debt worries

Following our previous post on project "Eureca", Simanta Das, TEDxAcademy 2010 speaker, shares his thoughts about the debt crisis.

Solutions are available, and they represent a collection of solutions discussed over the last few months succinctly. By no means are these easy. However, what triggers my thought, is the current implication by both Media and Finance, the two most powerful industries at the moment, that there is no way out. Which is not true.

Media, because fear sells, and finance which is greedy. Both are required to shake Greece out of its stupor, but now that Greece is awake, it is necessary to bring it back to balance. Talk about solutions, albeit difficult.

Some will argue, that if by putting in 10% of the deficit, it reduces so many problems, the China could have written a check. Well  the issue is not the check, but the implications of it (in the 80's there was a huge talk about Sugar mountains and Wine lakes in Europe, while there were people starving). What is happening is normal economics. Now if the Media and Financial markets would stop selling fear, we could get a move on. How else do you explain, that the 'fear' of Greek default of $440 billion has wiped out $2,4 Trillion dollars of value, almost five times as much in the Equity markets.  

Economies have survived, far worse than this, Both Brazil, Argentina and proof of this, albeit their problems were slightly different. What remains true, is that Greece has an economy, both industrial and service based.  The question is to ask, what can be done to ignite innovation?

Is "Eureca" project a solution for Greece and Europe?

During the last few days many Greek media reported on Roland Berger's "Eureca" project, which emerged as a possible solution for the European and Greek debt crisis.



The project is outlined in a 15-steps executive summary proposing among others the full privatization of the Greek public sector and a stimulus program valued 20 bn euros in order to restart the economy. TEDxAcademy does not endorse or reject these proposals, however we believe that the project itself can ignite a fruitful conversation, and in order to start things up we publish the executive summary on "Eureca" project here.