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TEDxConcordia - Losing Serendipity

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We are in serious danger of losing opportunities life changing serendipitous events. This is dangerous because we need these life changing serendipitous events to help us discover the things that truly make us happy. This talk aims to make it clear where this danger is coming from, and what we can do to avoid it.

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TEDxConcordia - Losing Serendipity

  1. 1. Losing
SerendipityTEDxConcordia
  2. 2. Serendipity
=
Good
  3. 3. Losing
Serendipity
=
Bad
  4. 4. Source: http://bit.ly/fpScr5
  5. 5. Serendipityser‐en‐dip‐i‐ty
(noun):
The
effect
by
which
one
accidentally
stumbles
upon
something
fortunate,
especially
while
looking
for
something
entirely
unrelated.
  6. 6. An
example...
  7. 7. An
example...(hint:
it’s
about
me)
  8. 8. Good
NewsToday Future
  9. 9. Good
News SerendipityToday Future
  10. 10. Good
News SerendipityToday Future
  11. 11. Bad
News SerendipityToday Future Life
Changing
Serendipity
  12. 12. Bad
News SerendipityToday Future Life
Changing
Serendipity
  13. 13. Available
flights
around
the
worldSource: http://www.airlines3.com/
  14. 14. Actual
flights
around
the
worldSource: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/2008/12/
  15. 15. News
read
by
U.S.
citizensSource: http://globalmatterspost.blogspot.com/2009/12/ebook-and-iran-vs- michael.html
  16. 16. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroblossom/ 133933735/
  17. 17. Non‐MacSource: http://philtered.com/timages/i/lots-of-apples.jpg
  18. 18. “Knowledge
that
takes
you
 not
beyond
yourself
is
far
 worse
than
ignorance.” ‐
Sufi
sayingSource: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/elif_shafak_the_politics_of_fiction.html
  19. 19. Source: http://bit.ly/ gU9u6a
  20. 20. What
you
like
  21. 21. What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  22. 22. What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  23. 23. What
you’ll
missWhat
you’ll
find What
you
like
  24. 24. What
you’ll
missNew
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
like
  25. 25. What
you’ll
miss New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
likeBest
dessert ever
  26. 26. What
you’ll
miss New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
likeBest
dessert ever Your
new
 passion
  27. 27. What
you’ll
miss Your
soul mate New
favorite
 song What
you’ll
find What
you
likeBest
dessert ever Your
new
 passion
  28. 28. Are
we
screwed?
  29. 29. Chatroulette
(safe
for
TED)Source: http://facetimeportraits.blogspot.com/
  30. 30. Enable
Serendipity
  31. 31. Cluster
A Best
stuff Cluster
B
  32. 32. Best
stuff Cluster
BSource: http://bit.ly/dWTcBb, http://bit.ly/gFfPhX
  33. 33. Best
stuffSource: http://bit.ly/dWTcBb, http://bit.ly/gFfPhX
  34. 34. Sale
on
#redhats
 today! Best
stuffSource: http://bit.ly/dWTcBb, http://bit.ly/gFfPhX
  35. 35. Sale
on
#redhats
 today! Best
stuff My
mom
is
so
cool!Source: http://bit.ly/dWTcBb, http://bit.ly/gFfPhX
  36. 36. Serendipity Engine

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