TED@BCG focuses on the many meanings of growth

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The many definitions of growth — interesting thoughts from TED @BCG

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Douglas Beal kicked off TED@BCG with a look at how growth in terms of GDP doesn't always align with growth in terms of citizen well-being. Paul Clarke/TED Douglas Beal kicked off TED@BCG with a look at how growth in terms of GDP doesn’t always align with growth in terms of citizen well-being. Photo: Paul Clarke/TED

Growth is usually a good thing. For a person, it means more wisdom; for a business, it means more profit; for a country, it means increased prosperity. But growth has a darker side too: aging, a sense of impersonality, waste and pollution. At TED@BCG — the latest TED Institute event, held on June 30, 2015, at Old Billingsgate Market in London — speakers explored both edges of this term. In three sessions of talks, curated by Juliet Blake and hosted by Margaret Heffernan, speakers shared their insights on what it means to move “Onwards & Upwards: In Pursuit of Growth.” Below, a taste of each talk.

After opening remarks from Rich Lesser, BCG’s President and CEO, great moments from the talks in session…

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