Matthieu Ricard | The Power Of Altruism | Linkedin Speaker Series

 
Published on June 9, 2015
Channel: Linkedin
Category: Education
Source: Youtube

Buddhist monk, humanitarian activist, scientist, and author Matthieu Ricard (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness) turns his lens from the personal to the global with a rousing argument that altruism, genuine concern for the well-being of others, could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Altruism is, he believes, the vital force that can solve the greatest challenges of our time - from a troubled economy, to decreased life satisfaction, to environmental problems. Ricard's message has been taken up by respected economists and thinkers, including Joseph Stiglitz and George Soros. Our CEO Jeff Weiner hosted the event and they discussed insights from Ricard's newly released book, Altruisum: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.