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TEDxFuxingPark 2015 | SERENDIPITY

  • Mercedes Benz Arena Mixing Room Expo Park, Shanghai (map)

TEDxFuxingPark 2015

TEDxFuxingPark celebrates the mistakes in our lives and chances that we took even accidents and sad moments. We applaud those who have the sagacity and courage to take that fall, to concur the inevitable, to make that discovery and share their stories with us. 

Serendipity stands for a “Fortunate happenstance” or “Pleasant surprise”. Coined by Horance Walpole in 1754, this word has been exported into numerous cultures and become the favorite word for many people around the world. The notion of SERENDIPITY is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation, such as Alexander Fleming’s accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, and Post-it-notes by Spencer Silver in 1968.

In other words, SERENDIPITY can be a happy accident; a mistake with an unexpected turn; a surprise which leads to success. Innovations presented as examples of serendipity have an important characteristic: they were made by individuals able to "see bridges where others saw holes" and connect events creatively, based on the perception of a significant link.

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Mercedes Benz Arena
Mixing Room

Sunday 15 November 2015 | 10:00-17:00

All HCS members receive a 10% discount - use code ALUM2015

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