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      July 2, 2019

      Tuesday   5:00 PM

      75 Oostenburgergracht
      Amsterdam, Netherlands

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      The Art of the Unsought Discovery | Chamber of Beautiful Business, Amsterdam

      Chamber of Beautiful Business, Amsterdam The Art of the Unsought Discovery Co-hosted by Kitty Leering. How to find what you didn't know you were looking for. As we race through our fast-paced lives all the time sharpening our focus in order to create the beautiful change we are looking for in ourselves, our ventures and the world, are we losing sight of the equally beautiful opportunities lurking in our peripheries? Rather than leaving such opportunities to chance, how might we create the space required to let these opportunities in? How might we derail predictability and instead engineer for serendipity? Together with a designer of human connections and a curator of happiness, we'll be exploring how we can create the conditions for serendipity to happen. Pre-program - Getting started with serendipity Creating the context for serendipity can feel a bit scary, but it hardly ever is really complicated. It 'just' requires a shift of perspective, a change of habits, the embrace of the unknown. To get a little taste of what that could look like, we have come up with a few simple exercises that we encourage all participants to do during the days preceding the actual gathering on 2 July. Program – No talks, no panels, everybody is a speaker. 17:00 Walk in  17:15 Welcome by Kitty Leering 17:25 Introduce your neighbour! 17:40 Marcel Kampman shares his personal serendipity story 17:50 Share what you've learned from doing your 'serendipity exercise'  18:25 Moulsari Jain guides you through the Art of Doing Nothing 18:45 Peter Mandeno shares his personal serendipity story 18:55 Discuss your 'magazine exercise' with the group.  19:30 Engineering Serendipity by Peter Mandeno.  19:45 How does Serendipity make your life more beautiful? What will you do tomorrow to start to make that happen? 20:30 Close -- Food and Beverage: Chamber Amsterdam will serve drinks and nibbles.  The NewWerk Theater is located in an area buzzing with restaurants and eateries where you can enjoy a nice diner right after the event.  --- Peter Mandeno Ph.D Design Researcher; Founder, Centre for Human Connectivity  Peter helps people and organisations connect more effectively and meaningfully. A native of New Zealand, Peter describes his career as ‘wonky’ having spent two decades chasing and creating opportunities across multiple continents and industries. Peter’s fascination with the way humans connect – particularly across cultural, social and industry boundaries – was born out of his experience designing and growing Wok+Wine, an experience described by Harvard Business Review as a global experiment in social chemistry and by others as the world’s most effective serendipity machine. This fascination led Peter to embark on a PhD in Design Engineering at Imperial College London. The focus of Peter’s research is the identification and articulation of key design principles that can help the designers of systems, experiences, services and products to more consistently deliver improved human connectivity outcomes. In short, Peter is on a mission to create a better-connected world. Relevant, authentic, meaningful, human connections – not just digital ones. In 2019, Peter will launch The Centre for Human Connectivity as a global meeting place for people, organisations, ideas and resources that are contributing to this vision. Marcel Kampman Founder, Happykamping and Initiator, Happyplaces Project Marcel finds, creates, and documents happy spaces. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Marcel catalyses new projects to playfully explore different topics in the fields of society, culture, and technology. As the initiator of “Happyplaces,” he investigates the dimensions and manifestations of space. The project explores how a wide variety of people create or facilitate spaces and where their boundaries lie; in turn it maps these findings and then translates them into hands-on tools that can help to create better spaces where people can find happiness. Marcel regularly organizes and facilitates creative social events that bring people together in building shared understandings and improved realities, as he does with his work as creative director of WeMakeThe.City, the festival that makes cities better. He also works as a creative strategist and strategic creative as Happykamping, an eclectic distributed network of thinkers and doers for a wide variety of clients, helping them with their complex challenges, and ultimately leading them to happiness. Moulsari Jain Founder, B-A-D for GOOD; and Artists Are Among Us Moulsari guides people and organisations through uncomfortable limitations to insightful breakthroughs for creativity, meaning and leadership.  On a mission for cultural sustainability, her inspiring experiences and complex strategic systems shift culture away from material growth towards human growth. Having moved from her native India at three months old, growing up in an international diplomatic community across Vienna, Bhutan, New York, New Delhi, Brunei, Tanzania and Mexico firmly planted in her a fascination for the similarities amongst all human beings despite culture and language. Evolving into a passion for the arts, philosophy, psychology and language, her focus eventually culminated in an independent studio developing branding and communication systems that drew from her personal anthropological investigations into identity and meaning.  The desire to reach more people led Moulsari to incorporate bold artistic experiments about taboo subjects ranging from mental health to politics and finance. B-A-D for GOOD was born, focusing on pushing cultural boundaries with creativity and courage for positive sustainable innovation in business and society.  Moulsari regularly works with bold organisations who share her conviction about their responsibility for shaping the future of work. She also creates communities of creative practice for greater good with Artists Are Among Us. She leads courses on creativity, personal branding, purpose and passion, superhumanity, failure and most recently, Doing Nothing. Stay tuned for her first book! www.moulsari.com/doingnothing Kitty Leering Event program curator and owner of DutchBlend Kitty creates unconventional meetings of minds  Kitty's passion is to facilitate unexpected connections, organise mash-ups of ideas, and shape free thinking environments to design for social impact. Under the name of DutchBlend, she works with artists, designers, scientists, visionary thinkers, philosophers, corporations, governments, NGO's, entrepreneurs, technologists, and preferably with all of them at the same time, on a shared interest. She is interested in exploring and acting on opportunities to improve our lives, our society and the world at large. Domains she has been working in include food & agriculture, healthcare, maker education, social innovation and urban development.  ____ About the Chambers of Beautiful Business A series of daytime and evening gatherings in select cities all around the globe, the Chambers are part of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community founded to explore the human future of work. At its annual gathering in Lisbon, the House brings together a select group of 300 business and nonprofit leaders, founders, technologists, investors, designers, artists, and scientists to explore how to make business more beautiful, specifically how to lead with purpose and passion, build human companies and workplaces, and design for deeper connections in an age of machines. If you’re interested in participating, request an invitation here. Dedicated to amplifying its mission throughout local communities, the series of Chambers are co-hosted by House Residents. Find out more about upcoming editions in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Cape Town, Detroit, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, New York City, and Warsaw.  More questions? Feel free to reach out to:Monika Jiangmonika@thebusinessromanticsociety.comCell: +49 1590 1222 787www.thebusinessromanticsociety.com  Produced by The Business Romantic Society

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