TEDxTheHague salon

The TEDxTheHague salon edition in March is about ‘Small Is Beautiful’ and is curated by TEDxTheHague.

“Many of us start off with big intentions to do big things. And don’t get us wrong: As TEDsters we love dreaming big and listening to people who dare to think big. But sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think and act small.”

You’ll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

  • Rory Sutherland: Sweat the small stuff
    • It may seem that big problems require big solutions, but ad man Rory Sutherland says many flashy, expensive fixes are just obscuring better, simpler answers. To illustrate, he uses behavioral economics and hilarious examples.
  • James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email
    • Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.


The organisers hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please click here. First-come, first-served!