Last month, TEDxParis inspired us with keynote speakers who shared their insights on how to build a better future by taking time to 'slow down' in order to :
Create a positive and reflective Artificial Intelligence
Focus on the invisible groups in our society
Regulate the boom of virtual currencies
Putting human mistakes at the service of science
Slow down to see things differently
Sleep to live better
Consider time as an opportunity
Learn to re-learn
Think NOW and focus on what has no expiry date
Emptiness for fulfillment
For the ' Sleep Guru', Arianna Huffington, slowing down is key to success.
"If we look at the business world today, we see two very different things," said Huffington. "First, we see a lot of burnout: a business culture obsessed with quarterly earnings and short-term profits. But we also see an increasing recognition of the effects of workplace stress on the well-being of employees—and on a company's bottom line. More and more companies are recognizing what's good for us as individuals is also good for business." She practices what she preaches: Huffington Post staffers are encouraged to get some shut-eye in the company's nap rooms, and there's space for yoga and meditation to keep employees mentally centered.