Micael Dahlen is an internationally acclaimed speaker who presents cutting-edge research in an engaging (and sometimes outrageous) way. Ranked number 10 in the world among researchers in his field and voted “Sweden’s most popular speaker,” Micael always puts on a show.
Professor Dahlen has given keynote presentations in cities including Istanbul, New York, Lisbon, and Shanghai for clients such as Apple, Google, Ericsson, Samsung, Deloitte, Volkswagen, Fujitsu, and The Economist.
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Professor Dahlen is very passionate about subjects such as:
Why are some people happier than others? Why do some companies thrive while their competition falls short? And why do hundreds of thousands of young people compete over a one-way trip to Mars? The answer can be found in the correlation between human evolution and modern technology, in what I call streamness. This phenomenon might help explain why modern companies like Spotify and Instagram produce such great results—they are built around a unifying meaning and they constantly move forward, with the help of others.
In the age beyond globalization, when even Mars will be inhabited in a few years’ time, the earth’s resources are becoming ever scarcer. Soon, it won’t matter how much money you have; it still won’t be enough. All that will matter is YOU — the scarcest resource of all. For the sake of the planet, and for your own happiness and success, it’s time to invest heavily in your YOU-capital. Here’s how and why.
You can do whatever you want; there is no end to the possibilities. And the same goes for your boss, your co-workers, your employees, and your customers. Even the people you love. That’s why doing something that is just “work” will never be enough. Stop working and make yourself, your colleagues, customers, and loved ones happier than ever. This is what you need to do instead.
It’s not the money anymore. Most of us have enough but still can’t do and be everything we want. That’s why we look for new forms of capital, such as time, influence, and clout. Forms of capital that shape the world and inform our careers, consumption, and personal lives far more than money.