In this talk, Matthieu presents his new book: "Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World”. He argues that altruism--genuine concern for the well-being of others--could be the saving grace of the 21st century. Altruism is the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. His message has been taken up by major economists and thinkers, including Dennis Snower, Joseph Stiglitz, and George Soros. Altruism is Matthieu’s masterwork - the fruit of years of research, experience, observations, and reflections.
Matthieu Ricard is a French writer and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. He's best known as being the "happiest man in the world", as measured by scientists.
The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever. Matthieu Ricard makes a robust and passionate case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our society.Find out more