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About


House of Beautiful Business

 

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About


House of Beautiful Business

 

Get your ticket

 

If software is eating the world, we might as well have a glass of wine with it.

 

November 3-10, 2017, Lisbon

The House of Beautiful Business, in collaboration with the BCG Henderson Institute, is a pop-up community for meaningful conversations about technology and humanity. Taking place in Lisbon before and during Web Summit, the House will serve as salon, stage, and sandbox for people who are keen on rehumanizing business in a playful and intimate setting.

We will explore how to lead with purpose and passion; how to build human companies and workplaces; and how to design for deeper connections in the age of exponential change and massive societal disruption. 

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Program Highlights


A week-long program across two locations.

 

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Program Highlights


A week-long program across two locations.

 

View Detailed Agenda

The House of Beautiful Business takes place in The Studio (our day-to-day social hub in the Chiado district for intimate events, co-working, and communing) and The Palacio (the Palacio de Conde de Óbidos, where we will hold a public kick-off, a full-day conference, a closing event, and a Silent Party). You can see the day-to-day agenda here.

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Next Start-up: Humanity

 

Is it time for a new humanism? And what can business learn from the humanities? Discuss with local entrepreneurs and international artists and business leaders at our special public kick-off event.

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Handbook of Beautiful Business

Our residents will live and work together for a week to produce a handbook rich with tips and tools to make business more beautiful. Join them for the whole week or just stop by to contribute and learn.

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Conference of Beautiful Business

 

We’re hosting a full-day conference in The Palacio, exploring the rehumanization of business - from new visions for the future of work to soulful organizations to intimate conversations with AI.

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Ethnographic Excursions

 

From the rituals of commerce to author Fernando Pessoa to our exponential digital selves – come with us on field trips into the heart of Lisbon to uncover hidden meanings of the city.

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15 Toasts Dinners

 

The best things in life happen around a table with good food: This story-based, intimate format invites you to share your perspective in a whole new way, off-script and off the record. 

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Workshops

Learn to apply open-source tools to design beautiful platforms with ease, explore how philosophical methods will help your critical thinking, or identify your purpose and model a conscious business.

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Rich Dialogue

Engage with an eclectic group of leaders, devoted to exploring a humanist way of doing business, and become part of a new, emerging community.

 

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Breakfasts, Salons, & Night Caps

 

Use The Studio as your comfortable hub during Web Summit - from early morning breakfasts to salons and late night caps with surprise guests, port wine, snacks, and Fado.

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The Grand Silent Party

 

We are going to celebrate the end of a busy week with a special party at The Palacio. Join us for talks and performances. Enjoy the harbor view, the great company, and most importantly – the silence.

You will have access to all activities with our full-week membership pass. You can also buy tickets for just The Conference of Beautiful Business (Sunday, November 5) or attend select free events.

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Residents


Bosses. Upstarts. Poets. Founders.Performers. Thinkers. Makers. Breakers.

 

Join us in Lisbon

Residents


Bosses. Upstarts. Poets. Founders.Performers. Thinkers. Makers. Breakers.

 

Join us in Lisbon

Our Residents


Keira Havens
Co-Founder and CEO, Revolution Bioengineering

BEAUTIFUL SCIENCE

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Dennis Mortensen
Founder and CEO, x.ai

INTELLIGENT AGENTS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

David Okuniev
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Typeform

 

MAKING DATA HUMAN

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Aditi Khorana
Author, Mirror in The Sky and The Library of Fates

HOW THE STORIES WE TELL CREATE THE WORLD WE SHARE

Haje Jan Kamps
Co-Founder and CEO, LifeFolder 

 

TEACHING A ROBOT ABOUT DEATH

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Anita Zielina
Chief Product Officer, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

TRUTH, TRUST, AND ALGORITHMS

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Jonathan Cook
Ethnographic Researcher

THE RITUALS OF COMMERCE

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Helene Lundbye Petersen
 Founder, WhitePageProject, and recent Artist-in-Residence, Danish Parliament

A NEW HUMAN CONDITION

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Leila Janah
Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI

GIVE WORK

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Gianpiero Petriglieri
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

HUMANIZING LEADERSHIP

Jocelyn Ibarra
Permanent Resident of the Internet

IDENTITY GAMES

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Arun Chaudhary
First Cameraman, Obama White House & Creative Director, Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign

 

THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION

Martin Harrison
Marketer and Philosopher, Kortical

 

THE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Ariane Conrad
The Book Doula

 

STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

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Martin Reeves
Senior Partner, BCG, and Director, BCG Henderson Institute

THE REHUMANIZATION OF BUSINESS

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Rosa Riera
VP of Employer Branding and Social innovation, Siemens

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE AND ENGAGEMENT

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Christoph Knorn
Global Director, Employer Branding, Siemens

SHAPING PERCEPTIONS IN UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS

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Christian 'Mio' Loclair
Creative Director, Waltz Binaire

DANCING WITH AI

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Sophie Devonshire
CEO, Caffeine Partnership

SUPERFAST: LEAD AT SPEED

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Ricardo Marvão
Co-Founder, Beta-i

HOW TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO

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Anne Kjær Riechert
Co-Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital 

Integration

CODING FOR INCLUSION

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Eugenio Battaglia
Partner, Platform Design Toolkit

PLATFORMS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION

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Pamela Pavliscak
Researcher, Emotionally Intelligent Tech, and Faculty, Pratt Institute

THE INTERNET OF YOU

Julia von Winterfeldt
Founder and CEO, SOULWORX

THE HUMANS OF NEW WORK

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Ethan Imboden
Head of Venture Design, frog

DESIGN START-UPS

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Surya Vanka
Creator, Design Swarms

THE POWER OF A PROCESS

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Ryan Stelzer
Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

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David Brendel
Co-Founder, Strategy of Mind

THE HUMAN QUOTIENT

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Moulsari Jain
Artist and Co-founder, Artists are among us

THINK LIKE AN ARTIST

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Caterina Rindi
Blockchain Expert

BRAVE NEW COINS

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Sönke Bartling
Founder, Blockchain for Science

 

THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

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Jerry Lieveld
CEO and Chief Creative, DIFR

EMPATHY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Karel Golta
Founder and CEO, Indeed Innovation

DESIGNING FOR AI

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Christine Gould
Founder and CEO, Thought for Food Foundation

NEXT-GENERATION FOOD INNOVATION

Marc Mertens
Founder and CEO, A Hundred Years

 

THE FUTURE IS BEAUTIFUL

Angela Lester
Founder and CEO, K Street Partners

THE WORK LIFE CONUNDRUM

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Canay Atalay
Co-Founder, Human Works

CONSCIOUS BUSINESS

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Rudy de Waele
Futurist and Co-Founder, Human Works

THE ETHICAL CODES OF TOMORROW

Tim Leberecht
Author and Co-Founder, The Business Romantic Society

 

ROMANTICS, OUR TIME IS NOW!

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Massimo Sanfelice
Chef

SOULFOOD

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Register


Join us in Lisbon!

 

 

View Detailed Agenda

Register


Join us in Lisbon!

 

 

View Detailed Agenda

 

Early Bird tickets are now on sale.

Claim your seat for the full-day Conference of Beautiful Business, or buy your pass for the full week with access to all programs at the House (including the Conference) and food, beverages, and WiFi. You can also register for select free events. 


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For speaker and partnership opportunities, please contact us at collaborate@thebusinessromanticsociety.com.

 
 
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Questions


Experiences for those who care about the relationship between humans and technology as if it actually means the world.

Questions


Experiences for those who care about the relationship between humans and technology as if it actually means the world.

Want to read more about House speakers, residents, and topics? Check out our new Journal of Beautiful Business. Or answer the following questions.

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Partners


Produced by The Business Romantic Society

Partners


Produced by The Business Romantic Society

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