The Making of Beautiful Business

October 29 – November 1, 2021 | Lisbon and online
November 1 - November 26, 2021 | Online


From business-as-usual to business that's beautiful

Progress is born in bold abstractions but experienced in the day-to-day. Concrete Love was the response to the forces, innovations, and burning questions that will define 2022 and everything thereafter.

We dreamed big—and built: new workplaces, new selves, new worlds. Out: commitment issues. In: a rootedness that frees you to be whoever you want.

We began again. With concrete love.



Can we rediscover our world through Sensuous Knowledge?
Minna Salami
How will we need to (re)design future workspaces?
Michelle Kaufmann
Will we treat robots like animals?
Kate Darling
Ten years later, how loud is the echo of Quiet?
Susan Cain
Are you ready for the great escape?
Matt King
What is the power of socially conscious activist investors?
Anne-Sophie d’Andlau
When will you decide to leave for Mars?
Michaela Musilova
Will it feel different?
Esther Perel
Who wants to live forever?
Matthias Steger
Is it exponential?
Azeem Azhar
What do decisions at the poverty line look like?
Chow and Lin
Are you ready for the metaverse?
Cathy Hackl
How can we make space travel sustainable?
Alessandra Capurro
Is there power in losing hope?
Bayo Akomolafe
What does Gallup say?
Pa Sinyan
How will we gather going forward?
Priya Parker
Can you love a bank?
Tim Alexander
Is social audio here to stay?
Rahaf Harfoush
When everything feels complicated, how do you make sense of anything?
Charles Eisenstein
How will UBI affect our future life?
Sara Fenske Bahat
Where will you live in 2050?
Parag Khanna
What happens if we lose ourselves between reality and simulations?
Lawrence Lek
Can we become one with machines?
Sougwen Chung
Do we have to want what others want?
Luke Burgis
If we loved more radically, might politics change?
David Kyuman Kim
Can you tickle yourself?
Duff McDonald
What makes art so desirable?
David Norman
How do we make sense of the future of work?
Kristian Gründling
Will NFTs rule the world?
Who do you want to be?
Maja Zeco
What is the role of people in an age of tech and turmoil?
Kenneth Cukier
What will it take for you to regenerate?
Simon Berkler
What will the future of entertainment look like?
Fabien Riggall
Can revolutionary love make us faithful again?
Jacqui Lewis
Can the climate crisis unite us?
Mathieu Lefevre
How does a company find its voice?
Chris West
How does art show us ourselves?
Jonathan Rosen
What do we desire?
Charlotte Fox Weber
How can we experience intimacy in an age of consent?
Katherine Angel
What will it take to heal as a collective?
Angel Acosta
How green is industrial manufacturing?
Steve Evans
What can we eat to trim our carbon footprint?
Paul Greenberg
How can we grow the pipeline of Black women in business?
Fanta Traore
Is solar engineering our last resort?
Masahiro Sugiyama
What are the metrics of prosperity?
Mark Stoleson
How can we safeguard our lives on the internet?
Eva Galperin
Are we alone?
Avi Loeb
Can police officers team up with social designers?
Marjon van Gelderen & Arnoud Grootenboer
What if cities helped us live healthier?
Jonsara Ruth
Can buildings purposefully create new vocations?
Karim Nader
Can you resist through dance?
Ahmad Joudeh
Can indigenous science help us save our Earth?
Ocean Mercier
What is the sound of shape and color?
Nathan Langston
What comes after the Anthropocene?
Tobias Rees
Who do we become as mothers?
Melissa Hogenboom
Must technology be calm?
Kaz Oki
What kind of leadership do we need now?
Jessica Orkin
Is there space for #balletok?
Bengt Jörgen
How can we turn imagination into a machine?
Martin Reeves
Should we design relationships?
Justin Maguire
Do we still have time to change?
Matthew Shribman
What sets future unicorns apart?
Alisa Cohn
Can machines help us make better decisions?
Dave and Helen Edwards
Will you look at me?
Esther Blázquez Blanco
What if kindness were a metric?
John C. Havens
When will you show what you actually feel?
Lindsey Wehking
What would Peter Drucker say about all this?
Katharina Moser
Is there a feel-more factor at work?
How can we bring beauty to the shopfloor?
Steven Braekeveldt
Can we embrace the abstract?
How do you begin?
Michael Bungay Stanier

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