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Summit of Greatness 2024 | September 13-14 | Los Angeles, CA


Chris Anderson

Head of TED: INCREASE Your HAPPINESS & ABUNDANCE! Our Simple STRATEGY To Reaching BILLIONS | Chris Anderson

"The greatest greatness is the greatness that spreads."

Today, we’re diving into a conversation with Chris Anderson, the visionary curator behind TED for over two decades. In this episode, Chris shares his latest endeavor, INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY, a book and a call to action that challenges us to harness the power of the internet and our collective capacity for kindness. With today’s culture appearing increasingly divisive, INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY emerges as a beacon of hope, offering practical guidance, inspiring stories, and the latest psychological research to demonstrate how acts of generosity, big and small, can ripple out and change the world.


Buy his book, Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading

"In this connected age, the rules around what you give away have changed and so every business should think hard about what is your generosity strategy? It could be the most important decision you make." @TEDchris  

And now let’s jump into episode 1584 of The School of Greatness!

"Ideas shape history more than anything." @TEDchris  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Do more wealthy people gain their wealth by being generous or through other strategies?
  • Do you feel like generosity increases your level of happiness when you are financially well off?
  • What was the experience of giving people $10,000 each?
  • What happens when people give out of guilt? Is there still happiness or is there more resentment?
  • When did you realize that generosity was important in your life?
  • How do you navigate the decision of how much you will give to those in need?
  • If someone wanted to donate to charity how can they know their money is going to the cause instead of getting lost in the organization?
  • What unlocks emotionally, mentally and spiritually in someone when they give financially?
  • Have you noticed a correlation with the more people give financially and with a good intention the more goodness comes their way financially?
  • How can people build generosity into their lives and their business strategies moving forward?
  • What is the difference in lives impacted between Ted X events and content versus mainstage Ted conferences and events? 
  • How long were you into Ted before you decided to do Ted X?
  • If you could go ten years in the future and look back to yourself and give three pieces of advice, what do you think they would be?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the connected age has transformed the landscape of entrepreneurship, allowing individuals to amass fortunes by reaching millions or even billions of customers with innovative tech ideas.
  • The importance of a generosity strategy in modern business and how it can be a crucial factor in success.
  • The profound impact of ideas on history and how they can be more influential than anything else in shaping our world.
  • The concept that true greatness is not just about personal achievement but also about the ability to spread that greatness to others.
  • Insights into how generosity can influence happiness, the effects of giving out of guilt, and practical advice on how to incorporate generosity into personal and business strategies.
  • Plus much more…

Transcript of this Episode

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