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Resident Circle: April (Option 1) copy

Resident Circle
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Connect with other Residents, discuss beautiful (business) questions, and explore House initiatives and other collaboration opportunities.

Time12:00 - 13:00 CEST03:00 - 04:00 PDT06:00 - 07:00 EDT20:00 - 21:00 AEST

Resident Circle April (Option 2) copy

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Connect with other Residents, discuss beautiful (business) questions, and explore House initiatives and other collaboration opportunities.

Time17:00 - 18:00 CEST08:00 - 09:00 PDT11:00 - 12:00 EDT01:00 - 02:00 AEST

The Sound of Business

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Is voice the future? What can high-performing teams learn from musicians? Do organizations have a distinctive sound? From social audio to sonic branding, acoustic design, deep listening teams, to the song of your leadership, we will explore how the right tone can help make business more beautiful.

With Sebastian Dupuis, founder and CEO of listen-thinking company Tirezio; Chynna Morgan, founder and CEO of Gifs Out Loud; House musical director Mark Aanderud, the House musicians-in-residence 2021, and others.

Hosted by Till Grusche, Monika Jiang, and Tim Leberecht

Time17:00 - 18:00 CEST08:00 - 09:00 PDT11:00 - 12:00 EDT01:00 - 02:00 AESTContributors

Resident Circle: May (Option 1)

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Connect with other Residents, discuss beautiful (business) questions, and explore House initiatives and other collaboration opportunities.

Time12:00 - 13:00 CEST03:00 - 04:00 PDT06:00 - 07:00 EDT20:00 - 21:00 AEST

Resident Circle May (Option 2)

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Time17:00 - 18:00 CEST08:00 - 09:00 PDT11:00 - 12:00 EDT01:00 - 02:00 AEST

Responsive is Beautiful: How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out

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A Resident-only masterclass by House community partner TheDive
Participation is limited to 15 Residents

How can we shape organizations as living systems, rather than functional, abstract structures? What's the right dose of hierarchy and self-organization, and how much leadership and process is necessary to thrive and sustain over time?


In our first masterclass, hosted by our community partner and Berlin Chamber host TheDive, you will get your hands dirty. Put your philosophical reflections aside and get started with concrete methods, tools, and processes, following “The Loop Approach,” an overarching framework that puts the “how” into practice.

  • Dive deeply into “The Loop Approach”
  • Learn about 7 virtues of effective organizations and their models
  • Gain insights into exercises that help shape new behavioral patterns and a reflective mindset within your team
  • Exchange with fellow Residents to learn from another

Interested to participate? Please email us.

Time10:00 - 17:00 CEST01:00 - 08:00 PDT04:00 - 11:00 EDT18:00 - 01:00 AEST

The Festival: Concrete Love

Annual Gathering
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Thursday, October 28 – Monday, November 1, 2021


Over the course of five days, the annual festival of the House of Beautiful Business will take place as both a virtual and IRL event with a diverse array of online programming, an exclusive Lisbon Gathering, and local Chambers of Beautiful Business hosted by our global community of Residents. With the theme “Concrete Love” we will bring together thousands of people from all over the world to build more beautiful economies, organizations, and lives.

Time12:00 - 18:00 CET03:00 - 10:00 PDT06:00 - 13:00 EDT21:00 - 04:00 AEDTContributors

Lisbon Gathering

Annual Gathering
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Thursday, October 28 – Monday, November 1, 2021


Join 300 of the most passionate members of our community for an exclusive gathering in Lisbon, Portugal. Five extraordinary days of inspiration, learning, and transformation as part of the Concrete Love festival.

Time13:00 - 19:00 CET04:00 - 11:00 PDT07:00 - 14:00 EDT22:00 - 05:00 AEDT

Past Events

Extended Reality (XR) Ethics

Living Room Session
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Extended Reality (or short, XR) is the umbrella term for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies. Augmented or immersive experiences raise critical issues of identity and physical and psychological integrity, and serve as focal lenses for essential ethical conundrums of digital technology in general. What can we learn about the human condition in XR? How can we create XR experiences that are conscious and inclusive? And specifically, what are the ethical frameworks we need to develop to that effect?

We hosted a special Living Room Session by the House of Beautiful Business in partnership with IEEE, featuring journalist, historian, and podcast host Kent Bye; Monique Morrow, the president and co-founder of Humanized Internet, a non-profit with a focus on digital identity and ethics in technology; and tech ethicist Mathana.

Hosted by Monika Jiang, Tim Leberecht, and John C. Havens, executive director of The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

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The Dark Future of CRISPR

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Imagine walking into a genetic supermarket: which features would make it into your basket? In our weekly Beautiful Business Live on Clubhouse, we discussed business' role in ethical dilemmas, disability justice, and ableism with bioethicist Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Sandy Sufian, associate professor of disability studies in the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development.

You can read the full transcript here.

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The Pandemic Divide: Vaccines, Immunity Passports, Travel

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With bioethicist and philosopher Francoise Baylis and other guests, we will discuss the ethical conundrums of immunity passports and pandemic travel, and if and how COVID is widening social divisions (and what we can do to avoid it).

Can Beauty Still Save the World?

Living Room Session
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Beauty was once an intrinsic value used to describe the ultimate ambition for what humanity could be: the good life was a beautiful life. Today, beauty’s deeper meaning seems lost to all but a handful of philosophers and art historians.

This public Living Room Session called for a new aesthetic, emotional, and ethical movement to place beauty back at the center of our lives. With Candida Gertler, co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and theVOV; Udo Kittelmann, former director of the Nationalgalerie in Berlin and artistic director of the Museum Frieder Burda; Shakti Maira, author of The Promise of Beauty and Why It Matters; Corinne Loperfido, founder of the feminist interactive arts group Pussy Power House and creator of Meow Wolf's "Trash Temple;" Marsha Meredith, former creative director at Aesop; and as special guest multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer Peter Broderick.

Hosted by Tim Leberecht, co-founder of the House of Beautiful Business, and Morgwn Rimel, head of brand and creative, House of Beautiful Business.

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Can NFTs Make Business More Beautiful?

Clubhouse
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Elon Musk decides not to sell the song about NFT as NFT. Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet ever as an NFT worth millions. Are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) just the latest vanity project for the tech elite or a groundbreaking new business model for the arts, sports, and entertainment that might help make business more beautiful?

Learn and discuss with us in our weekly Clubhouse room. With Till Grusche, Monika Jiang, Tim Leberecht and Garry Krugljakow, founder and CEO of VIA Trade.

Resident Circle: March (Option 2)

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Connect with other Residents, discuss beautiful (business) questions, and explore House initiatives and other collaboration opportunities.

Resident Circle: March (Option 1)

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Connect with other Residents, discuss beautiful (business) questions, and explore House initiatives and other collaboration opportunities.

A Living Room Named Desire

Living Room Session
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In this Living Room Session, we attempted to get smarter about what the most basic human tendency to want means for today's beautiful business.

We explored why we want what we want in the first place, what our Spotify playlists can reveal about our true desires, and how an "erotic economy" might help us think, feel, and strategize more sensuously.


With Luke Burgis, author of the upcoming book Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire; Minna Salami, creator of the MsAfropolitan blog and author of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone; and Nonfiction Research, a research collective that investigates the kind of data you'd never find in a traditional report.

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