Discussion topics for our meeting on Thursday:

Dear Friends, may I have your suggestions for a discussion topic for our meeting on Thursday? (Please see details for our meeting here)

I personally have several suggestions. I would like to base our discussions around a TED Talk to facilitate matters. So I propose one of the following four:

1. The happy secret to better work by Shawn Achor (www.ted.com/tal…/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work) This entertaining talk is about the effect of happiness on work success, what we are doing wrong in this respect and how we can change it.

2. Philip Zimbardo’s talk on the psychology of evil. (www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil. Please be aware that the video has disturbing scenes.) The talk mainly elaborates on what influences good people to turn into evil. There is a wealth of information in this talk and it is really an eye-opener. Yet it might not be such a good idea to discuss this topic in our meeting as some of you may find it too serious. I personally would like it very much.

3. Sheryl WuDunn: Our century’s greatest injustice (http://go.ted.com/C4GX) This is an informative and inspiring talk on women and how the world can change if women were provided with better opportunities.

4. Yann Dall’Aglio’s talk titled: “Love — you’re doing it wrong” (http://go.ted.com/C4Gk). This talk is in French with English subtitles. It is quite a witty talk on the state of love in modern age on how we suffer from an endless search for being desired and contains a call upon tenderness as a remedy to this. It might be enjoyable and interesting to discuss this topic.

So please have a look and tell me which topic you would like to discuss?

Thanks and best regards
Isil the Curious Soul 🙂

Announcement for a Curious Souls’ Cafe meeting:

Dear Curious Souls :-))

It’s been a very long time since we had our meetings, and I hope, during this time, you have all been doing great!

Unfortunately, I was unable to organise a regular Curious Souls event since a very long time. So with an intention to catch up, I would like to invite you to join me at a cozy cafe, one evening after work.

The venue that I propose to meet is Caddebostan Tennis Club’s cafe where we can relax and exchange views comfortably. There is food and drinks available with very reasonable prices and venue is accessable from the European side easily with minibuses (dolmus).Screenshot from 2015-12-06 21:12:22

At this meeting, I propose to have exchange of views on one TED Talk or one general topic of interest only. This way we will not only have more time to socialise with friends, we will also have the pleasure of broadening our perspecitives by exchanging views.

At this meeting, I would also like to talk about our Curious Souls’ group in general! I would like to learn what you think our group’s aims and scope are, whether new and more concrete aims could be introduced or not, and your proposals on how our meetings should be organised.

So while I look forward to our event, I wish you all a fantastic week!

With my kindest regards

Isil the Curious Soul 🙂Screenshot from 2015-12-06 21:15:37

STARTS     : December 17, 2015, Thursday 19:30
ENDS          : December 17, 2015, Thursday 19:30
LOCATION : Vakıf Tenis Kafe (www.vakifteniscafe.com)
ADDRESS  : Caddebostan Mh., 34728 Kadıköy/İstanbul
TEL              : 0 0216 357 5871
MEETING POINT : At the venue
ENTRANCE FEE : None (everyone pays for his/her food and drink)