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EBBC Brussels - 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Y. N. Harari)

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Monthly interactive EBBC (Entrepreneurial Business Book Club) session in Brussels.

This one centered around "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah Harari.

Expect an interesting, introspective and practical session! We activate (y)our Knowledge!

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

“One potential remedy for human stupidity is a dose of humility. National, religious and cultural tensions are made worse by the grandiose feeling that my nation, my religion and my culture are the most important in the world – hence my interests should come before the interests of anyone else, or of humankind as a whole. How can we make nations, religions and cultures a bit more realistic and modest about their true place in the world?”

“We are now creating tame humans that produce enormous amounts of data and function as very efficient chips in a huge data-processing mechanism, but these data-cows hardly maximize the human potential.”

“Who am I? What should I do in life? What is the meaning of life? Humans have been asking these questions from time immemorial. Every generation needs a new answer, because what we know and don’t know keeps changing. Given everything we know and don’t know about science, about God, about politics and about religion – what is the best answer we can give today? What kind of an answer do people expect?"

Make sure to read the book (or a summary, youtube videos, podcasts, ...) beforehand!

DISCLAIMER: Author of the book will not be present. This is by and for the EBBC community.

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